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Video-stimulated accounts: Young children accounting for interactional matters in front of peers

Theobald, Maryanne Agnes (2012) Video-stimulated accounts: Young children accounting for interactional matters in front of peers. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 10(1), pp. 32-50.

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Abstract

Research in the early years places increasing importance on participatory methods to engage children. The playback of video-recording to stimulate conversation is a research method that enables children’s accounts to be heard and attends to a participatory view. During video-stimulated sessions, participants watch an extract of video-recording of a specific event in which they were involved, and then account for their participation in that event. Using an interactional perspective, this paper draws distinctions between video-stimulated accounts and a similar research method, popular in education, that of video-stimulated recall. Reporting upon a study of young children’s interactions in a playground, video-stimulated accounts are explicated to show how the participants worked toward the construction of events in the video-stimulated session. This paper discusses how the children account for complex matters within their social worlds, and manage the accounting of others in the video-stimulated session. When viewed from an interactional perspective and used alongside fine grained analytic approaches, video-stimulated accounts are an effective method to provide the standpoint of the children involved and further the competent child paradigm.

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ID Code: 37583
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: video-stimulated accounts, participatory methods, video-stimulated recall, early years, interaction
DOI: 10.1177/1476718X11402445
ISSN: 1476-718X
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 29 Sep 2010 11:23
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2012 15:41

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