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ERIC Number: EJ1240812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1364-5579
Digital Selves, Material Bodies, and Participant Research Tools: Towards Material Semiotic Video Ethnography
Santiago de Roock, Roberto
International Journal of Social Research Methodology, v23 n2 p199-213 2020
Analysis of social action has increasingly considered the place of 'things' in recent years, including seeing objects (both physical and digital) as co-participants in social interaction, systems, and the research process. This article argues that video ethnography is well positioned to address such considerations including, with some methodological shifts, digital activity. Drawing on the methodology and findings of an 8-month video ethnography in a US classroom, I discuss a material semiotic approach to examining digital practices, including methods that followed interaction across the online and offline, approached laptops themselves as interlocutors, and examined participant interaction with research instruments as part of student meaning-making practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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