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Title: An ethnographic approach to studying the student experience : The student perspective through free form video diaries
Authors: Cashmore, Annette
Green, Paul
Scott, Jon
First Published: Jul-2010
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Citation: International Journal of the First year Experience, 2010, 1, pp. 106-111
Abstract: This is a longitudinal project, in its third year, involving free-form video diaries by undergraduate students, reflecting on aspects of their experience that are significant to them. Sixty four students, from three cohorts, have been given video cameras and they return regular (weekly) short videos covering whatever is important to them. Focus group sessions enable discussion of specific issues. We have coded video data so that we, and others, will be able to draw on it. The data provides insight, from the student perspective, into many issues including friendships, induction, assessment, modes of study, teamwork etc. As an example, we will present some of our findings in relation to academic and social transitions experienced by students throughout their first year. However, a key question is how can we make this rich resource of video data available so that it can inform a wider range of studies across the international higher education community?
DOI Link: 10.5204/intjfyhe.v1i1.22
ISSN: 1838-2959
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
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