Presenter Bios

Tom Griffin is an Assistant Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University, Toronto. His research interests include VFR travel, Virtual Reality, destination marketing, volunteer tourism, and narrative inquiry.

Abstract

This abstract offers reflection on the use of video as a data collection tool. The study was guided by a constructionist epistemology, and followed a narrative inquiry methodology, and the use of video in recoding interviews in considered. Unstructured interviews with participants were video recorded, and then edited to form a shortened and restructured narrative by the researcher. Participants then reviewed their video narratives with the researcher, and reflected on the representation offered. These second interviews were also video recorded and integrated into the overall narrative. Discussion considers epistemological implications of video as a data collection tool, as well as more practical considerations. The use of video as a data collection tool is positioned as generally beneficial in co-constructing narratives of tourism related experiences, and worthy of adoption in other research studies.

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Reflections on Using Video as a Data Collection Tool in Narrative Inquiry

This abstract offers reflection on the use of video as a data collection tool. The study was guided by a constructionist epistemology, and followed a narrative inquiry methodology, and the use of video in recoding interviews in considered. Unstructured interviews with participants were video recorded, and then edited to form a shortened and restructured narrative by the researcher. Participants then reviewed their video narratives with the researcher, and reflected on the representation offered. These second interviews were also video recorded and integrated into the overall narrative. Discussion considers epistemological implications of video as a data collection tool, as well as more practical considerations. The use of video as a data collection tool is positioned as generally beneficial in co-constructing narratives of tourism related experiences, and worthy of adoption in other research studies.