Using video and dialogue to generate pedagogic knowledge: Teachers, learners and researchers reflecting together on the pedagogy of social research methods

Nind, Melanie and Kilburn, Daniel and Wiles, Rose (2015) Using video and dialogue to generate pedagogic knowledge: Teachers, learners and researchers reflecting together on the pedagogy of social research methods. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 18 (5). ISSN 1464-5300 (electronic) 1364-5579 (paper)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2015.1062628

Abstract

Developments in pedagogical knowledge in the teaching of social research methods have largely been generated through teachers reflecting on their practice. This paper presents an alternative approach to generating data through reflective dialogue between researchers, teachers and learners. The approach incorporates elements of video stimulated recall and reflective dialogue within focus group interviewing. The rationale and affordances are discussed in relation to the goals of discussing teachers’ pedagogical decision-making and learners’ experience of, and response to, various pedagogical practices. The context is a study of capacity-building short courses in advanced social science research methods, specifically courses on: multi-modal analysis, computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software, multi-level modelling, and systematic review. The paper examines the methodological challenges of capturing the everyday realities of methods classrooms for teachers and learners and the affordances of using dialogue on observed teaching sessions to gain further insight into each other’s thinking and action. It concludes with lessons learned about methodological and pedagogical processes and an argument about the value of bringing methods and standpoints together in creative dialogue.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:pedagogy; research methods; video; focus group; social science
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.3 Exploratory Research
2. Data Collection > 2.5 Qualitative Interviewing
2. Data Collection > 2.5 Qualitative Interviewing > 2.5.2 Focus groups
2. Data Collection > 2.6 Observation
2. Data Collection > 2.9 Visual Methods
2. Data Collection > 2.9 Visual Methods > 2.9.3 Video research
3. Data Quality and Data Management > 3.2 Quality in Qualitative Research
3. Data Quality and Data Management > 3.2 Quality in Qualitative Research > 3.2.1 Catalytic validity
3. Data Quality and Data Management > 3.2 Quality in Qualitative Research > 3.2.2 Reflexivity
ID Code:3759
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Deposited On:17 Aug 2015 09:02
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