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Dec 8

Show and Tell: Enhancing your Methods Section with Audio-Visual Walk-Throughs

8 December 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 March 2021 @ 4:00 pm

In social science, quantitative and qualitative research uses complex instrumental, digital and humanistic methods to collect, process and analyse data. We describe such methods in our publications, aiming for clarity and replicability.

Many journals can host supplementary audiovisual materials, the research community encourages open source scripts and open data, and user-created generic audiovisual research tutorials are increasingly available. There is even the peer-reviewed Journal of Visualized Experiments. Nevertheless, published research methods are primarily conveyed via the written word. This workshop will help you develop the skills and use the tools needed to self-create “Show-and-Tell” videos to convey your methods to your research audiences.

Before the first workshop on 8th December we will circulate sample Show and Tell videos for attendees to evaluate. Part 1 will cover oral explanation, video screen capture, live experiential narration and other techniques useful for “walk-throughs”. Attendees will be encouraged to identify aspects of their own methods which Show-and-Tell could usefully illustrate and clarify. Attendees should therefore come prepared to discuss published methods sections which they have found either excellent or unhelpful for replication, and then to identify candidate methods from their own work that might benefit from this approach. Any examples of videos they find independently online will also be welcome.

Before Part 2 (February 2021), each attendee will create their own (draft) Show and Tell video based on some aspect of their own reported method, submit it, and (via a buddy-system of peer review) share reflective critiques of their work.

Please note: students registering for this event should have completed at least one phase of data collection, analysis or publication and written it up in a finalized format: either as a thesis draft or in a published paper.

Part 1: Tuesday 8 Dec 2020, 1-4pm
Part 2: Friday 5 March 2021, 1-4pm


8 December 2020 @ 1:00 pm
March 5 @ 4:00 pm
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James Scobbie
Attendance: 12 / 12