ERIC Number: ED228992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Videotaping in Classrooms: A Guide for Researchers. Program Report 83-1. A Report from the Program on Student Diversity and Classroom Processes: Interaction and Organization.
Wilkinson, Louise Cherry; Brady, Mary
The uses, pitfalls, and mechanics of videotaping for educational research are summarized. The first section discusses methodological aspects of videotaping, suggesting the capabilities of the technique and specific uses for videotaping in research studies. Disadvantages are also detailed, and a simple framing technique is described which can insure that the research task is amenable to videotaping. Under procedural aspects of videotaping, the discussion covers equipment considerations, including selection, tape format, and maintenance. The physical setup for videotaping is then explained, with emphasis on camera placement, procedures, materials, and audio recording, including types of microphones and subject placement. Specific video recording methods are presented and include suggestions for focus, lighting, and camera placement. Tape and equipment storage guidelines are also suggested. Six references and a glossary of technical terms are provided. An appendix summarizes and lists the specific, sequential steps in videorecording, from preparation through production and equipment storage. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.