Using Video Records to Analyze Interaction

Center for the Study of Law and Society
Miniseries in Empirical Research Methods

Friday, April 4, 2014, 9 a.m. – 12 noon.
Coffee and pastries at 8:30am. Lunch to follow.
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

Nikki Jones, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, U.C. Berkeley 
Geoffrey Raymond, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, U.C. Santa Barbara 
Kristin Precoda, Director, Speech Technology and Research Lab, SRI International

We invite faculty and graduate students to sign up for the 20th workshop in the CSLS Miniseries in Empirical Research Methods, “Using Video Records to Analyze Interaction” led by Nikki Jones, Geoffrey Raymond, and Kristin Precoda. In this series leading scholars and practitioners of a range of qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods introduce these methods specifically for legal and socio-legal scholars. The workshops are videotaped and made available on the CSLS website.

Short description:
    The ubiquity of hand-held devices that can digitally record encounters easily and inexpensively encourages social scientists to develop a range of systematic approaches to using video as an analytical resource. In this workshop, we will discuss ways to gather, organize and analyze video records, including video records that have been gathered by non-social scientists for other purposes. We will also draw on our experiences acquiring and analyzing video records of police-citizen encounters to illustrate ways to code video records for statistical analysis. Examples of findings generated from the quantitative analysis of coded video records will be shared during the workshop. The workshop is recommended for researchers who are looking for ways to incorporate the systematic analysis of video records into their research.

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