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

Nash, M 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, vol. 23, no. 3 , 589–605 , doi: 10.1177/1360780418769677.

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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 research method in a remote environment. Participant-produced video diaries provide rich ethnographic data of lived experiences. Moreover, video diaries allow data collection without researchers needing to be physically present, which facilitates research in remote locations. Therefore, we chose video diaries as one method of data collection for our study of a leadership programme for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine conducted in Antarctica. However, the remote location of this study raised methodological challenges beyond the routine issues associated with video diaries. In this article, we critically reflect on these challenges, highlighting implications for using participant-produced video diaries in other remote settings.

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