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Exploring the methodological challenges of using participant-produced digital video diaries in Antarctica

Nash, MB ORCID: 0000-0002-7429-4924 and Moore, R 2018 , 'Exploring the methodological challenges of using participant-produced digital video diaries in Antarctica' , Sociological Research Online , pp. 1-17 , doi: 10.1177/1360780418769677.

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Abstract

Technological advancements have created new methods for conducting research. In this article,we explore the benefits and challenges of using participant-produced video diaries as a researchmethod in a remote environment. Participant-produced video diaries provide rich ethnographicdata of lived experiences. Moreover, video diaries allow data collection without researchersneeding to be physically present, which facilitates research in remote locations. Therefore, wechose video diaries as one method of data collection for our study of a leadership programmefor women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine conducted inAntarctica. However, the remote location of this study raised methodological challenges beyondthe routine issues associated with video diaries. In this article, we critically reflect on thesechallenges, highlighting implications for using participant-produced video diaries in other remotesettings.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Nash, MB and Moore, R
Keywords: methodology, antarctica, gender, video diaries, remote
Journal or Publication Title: Sociological Research Online
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISSN: 1360-7804
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/1360780418769677
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