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ERIC Number: EJ1116309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2206-3110
Going Pro: Point of View Cameras in Adventure Sports Research
French, Graham
Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, v19 n1 Apr 2016
The role of the adventure sports coach was first identified by Collins and Collins (2012) who suggested that the sports coaching process is significantly different in an adventurous context. Whilst there is a growing body of literature surrounding coaching pedagogy (Hay, Dickens, Crudginton, & Engstrom, 2012), investigation of coaching pedagogy within adventure sports is less common. Video ethnography is a well-documented field, with a broad base in the literature across many fields of study, and as technology progresses, new applications of that technology become apparent and require investigation. This paper details the development of a new method of data capture for qualitative analysis in the field of adventure sports research/adventure sports coaching pedagogy, using point of view (POV) video cameras as the primary means of data capture. Ethical and philosophical concerns are considered with a brief evaluation of the technique and suggestions for future use and development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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