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ERIC Number: EJ1155545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Framing and Exposing Community Issues through Video Participatory Research: An Emerging Approach for Adult Education
Mathews, Sarah A.; Lovett, Maria K.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v8 n2 Article 4 p42-53 2017
Video participatory research (VPR) is an emergent methodology that bridges visual methods with the epistemology of participatory research. This approach is motivated by the "crisis of representation" or "reflective turn" (Gubrium & Harper, 2013) that promotes research conducted with or by participants, conceptualizing research as praxis (Lather, 1991). In this manuscript, the authors argue that VPR can be used to explore issues directly impacting individuals involved with adult education and vocational training. Primary investigators work with community co-researchers to document issues in the community, analyze this audio-visual material, and produce and distribute video projects, exposing policy makers and key stakeholders to a community's concerns. When implementing the VPR process research teams account for intentionality of form and content, apply a multi-perspective analysis to the complex layers of data produced by video, and plan for distribution of work on the personal and local level as well as in the public sphere (i.e., at the micro and macro level).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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