Using Video Diaries in Social Science Research: Reflections on Past, Current, and Future Ethical Trends

Amanda Vettini, Ruth Bartlett

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The focus of this chapter is the use of video-diaries in social research. The aim is to examine and reflect upon the particular ethical terrain and situated ethics of using visual diary method in social science research with different participant groups who arguably present specific ethical concerns, including children and older people, people with disabilities (either physical, cognitive, or psychiatric), and older people. The authors present a discussion of the specific ethical considerations arising from the use of this method due to the particular type of data it generates, namely audio and moving visual data. As such, the process of creating a video diary and the procedures involved in collecting and analysing video diary data are fundamentally different from a paper-based (non-digital) diary. For these reasons, it is important to step back and reflect on the situated ethics, including the digital ethics encountered when using this method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on advanced research methodologies for a digital society
EditorsGabriella Punziano, Angela Delli Paoli
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter27
Pages442-460
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781799884743
ISBN (Print)9781799884736, 1799884732
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2021

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