Introduction to video stimulated recall, reflection and dialogue

Presenter(s): Melanie Nind

This short video provides an introduction to the method of video stimulated recall and its developments into video stimulated reflection and video stimulated dialogue. It introduces what the method entails and when and why it might be useful.

Introduction to video stimulated recall, reflection and dialogue

This short video provides an introduction to the method of video stimulated recall and its developments into video stimulated reflection and video stimulated dialogue. It introduces viewers to what the method involves, when and why the method might be useful, some key decisions and challenges and some ethical issues when working in this way. The presenter, Melanie Nind, relates this to how researchers in NCRM are benefitting from the method and highlights the kinds of questions (prospective) users of the method need to ask themselves. An overview of video stimulated recall, reflection and dialogue Video stimulated recall is a retrospective think aloud advanced interview technique. It is designed to enable the interviewee to relive an original situation - with vividness and accuracy ? through being presented with a stimulus from the original situation ? in this case a video. Researchers can also use video to prompt the interviewee to reflect alone, or with colleagues of the research in video stimulated dialogue. An important feature of this method is that the video is not the (primary) subject of the analysis; it is the talk that is generated that is analysed. It is useful for researchers who want to probe what happened in a social encounters such as a training event, how the interviewee(s) felt, and why they made the choices they made.


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About the author

Melanie Nind is currently Professor of Education at the University of Southampton. She is Director of Graduate School for the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Centre for Research in Inclusion in the Southampton Education School. Melanie is one of the co-directors of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods where she leads research on the pedagogy of research methods learning, a study that includes use and development of video stimulated reflection and dialogue methods. Her books include What is Inclusive Research? (Bloomsbury) and Research Methods for Pedagogy (Bloomsbury). She is also co-editor of International Journal of Research and Method in Education.

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