The researcher within participant videos: The not so 'absent' presence

Rebecca Whiting, Helen Roby, Petros Chamakiotis, Gillian Symon

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We offer a reflexive examination of methodological issues encountered in a researcher-prompted participant-produced video study within a wider inter-disciplinary research project. We highlight practical and methodological issues that challenge some of the more emancipatory claims made for video methods. We explore the not so ‘absent’ presence of the researcher within participant-produced video data, suggesting that these videos are in fact a co-production between researcher and participants. Our aim for the session is to elicit discussion on our methodology and on the potential for development of further exploration of the power relations between researcher and participant, in particular in how video images and the camcorder mediate this relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2014
Subtitle of host publicationThe Role of the Business School in Supporting Economic and Social Development
Place of PublicationBelfast
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Event28th Annual Conference of The British Academy of Management - Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014
Conference number: 28


Conference28th Annual Conference of The British Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleBAM 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom

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