How we understand and define qualitative data is changing, with implications not only for the techniques of data analysis, but also how data are collected. New devices, technologies and online spaces open up new ways for researchers to approach and collect images, moving images, text and talk. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection systematically explores the approaches, techniques, debates and new frontiers for creating, collecting and producing qualitative data. Bringing together contributions from internationally leading scholars in the field, the handbook offers a state-of-the-art look at key themes across six thematic parts: Part I Charting the Routes Part II Concepts, Contexts, Basics Part III Types of Data and How to Collect Them Part IV Digital and Internet Data Part V Triangulation and Mixed Methods Part VI Collecting Data in Specific Populations


Hubert Knoblauch Bernt Schnettler René Tuma


In this chapter we focus exclusively on the question of data collection in videography. Data collection, of course, forms part of a more encompassing research process we call videography. For questions concerning the problem of video analysis, which constitutes the second pillar of videography, the theoretical assumptions implied in the analysis of natural audiovisual data and the relation between empirical analysis and culture and society in general, we must refer the reader to other publications, particularly our book (Knoblauch et al., 2015). In focusing on data collection, we need to pay special attention to ways in which videographic data are collected: Video analysis is embedded ...

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