Methodological issues arising from video-stimulated recall with young children

Theobald, Maryanne Agnes (2008) Methodological issues arising from video-stimulated recall with young children. In Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2008, 30th November - 4th December, 2008, Brisbane.


Video-stimulated recall is a popular research method in education. During video-stimulated recall, participants watch a video-recording of a specific event in which they were involved, and then discuss their participation in that event. Despite its popularity, this approach raises methodological issues for researchers. This paper investigates some of these issues such as, validity of the accounts and the responses of young children on viewing video-recorded sequences. This paper reports upon a study of young children’s interactions in a playground. The interactions of four to six year old children were video-recorded, and extracts from the video-recording shown to the participants, who commented on what they had done. Video-stimulated accounts provided the standpoint of the participants and those matters of interest to them. These accounts were closely examined using a fine grained analytic approach. This study discusses how participants worked toward the construction of events in the video-stimulated interview and presents video-stimulated recall as a useful method when used alongside fine grained analytic approaches.

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ID Code: 17817
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: video-stimulated recall, young children, research, playground interactions, accounts, early childhood education
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 AARE and Maryanne Theobald
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2009 01:20
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:54

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