ELS-67400 Video for Data Collection


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work2
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)A Pachuau MSc
Lecturer(s)A Pachuau MSc
Examiner(s)A Pachuau MSc

Language of instruction:



Video is increasingly being used in research to collect data among others as visual data can disclose aspects of (inter)action and document certain practices. Accessible video technologies provide researchers with powerful 'microscopes' that greatly increase the interactional detail that can be obtained and permanently stored for comprehensive analysis and reanalysis by multiple investigators (Derry S. J. et al 2010).
Students will gain familiarity with the use of video for data collection in various phases: planning, recording, transcribing and analysing.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
-identify and formulate a range of options to use video for data collection;
-understand and apply different modes, methods and techniques of the analysis of video materials;
-explain the various phases and activities in using video for data collection;
-Integrate and analyse the complexity of ethics related to video for data collection.


Students will receive hands on instruction and actual video production experience through interaction with lecturers, group-interaction, experts and within their fieldwork. Students will get assignments in writing a research strategy with video for data collection and in recording, transcribing and analysing. Students are asked to maintain a diary to reflect on their learning experiences from day one.
The focus of the course is on data collection with the use of a camera in a strategic way. Students will get a chance to practice and experiment with the use of a camera to collect data based on their own research topic. To combine the use of video with each individual topic gives more direction to the approach.



- presentation of final research strategy using video (30%);

- a short film (30%);

- reflective report (30%);

- class assignments (10%).

Each component needs a minimum mark of 5.5 to pass.


Literature will be provided via Brightspace.