Transcribing video

In this video, Kate Cowan (Research Associate at UCL Knowledge Lab) discusses the advantages of using video as a method for researching young children’s communication as well as challenges related to transcription of video.
Video is a valuable resource for researching young children’s communication, including a wide variety of modes, such as gesture, gaze, facial expression and movement in addition to speech. However, transcribing video is a major challenge for researchers, requiring them to make various choices about how to represent it.
In this video Kate shares her use of a map format used to transcribe video of children’s running play, discussing its potentials and constraints.

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