Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Audio or Video Recording My Participants?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Audio or Video Recording My Participants?

Qualitative researchers often record their engagement with participants to provide a record of data collection sessions that can be used for analysis. Although the decision to use audio versus video recordings will vary depending on the study design, having an accurate record of the data collection period can provide a number of benefits to the researcher. However, these potential benefits must be balanced against the downsides of recording so researchers ensure that they are making the best possible choice given the nature of the study design, as well as considering participants’ needs. The following are some of the pros ...

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