The lists below are non-exhaustive. Please contact us if you have conducted VDA-type research and would like share a link to your paper through this website.

Methodology & Guidelines

Nassauer, Anne & Legewie, Nicolas (2018). “Video Data Analysis: A Methodological Frame for a Novel Research Trend.” Sociological Methods and Research.

Legewie, Nicolas & Nassauer, Anne (2018). “YouTube, Google, Facebook: 21st Century Online Video Research and Research Ethics?“. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research. DOI:

Nassauer, Anne & Legewie, Nicolas (2019). “Analyzing 21st Century Video Data on Situational Dynamics—Issues and Challenges in Video Data Analysis.Social Sciences. DOI:

Empirical research using VDA or related approaches

Bramsen, Isabel (2018). “How Violence Happens (or not): Situational Conditions of Violence and Nonviolence in Bahrain, Tunisia and Syria, Psychology of Violence.” Psychology of Violence 8(3), 305-315.

Collins, Randall. (2008). “Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory.” Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Collins, Randall. (2009). “The Micro-sociology of Violence.” The British Journal of Sociology 60(3):566-76.

Fele, Giolo. 2008. “The Collaborative Production of Responses and Dispatching on the Radio: Video Analysis in a Medical Emergency Call Center.” Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research 9(3).

Klusemann, Stefan. 2009. “Atrocities and Confrontational Tension.” Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 3(42):1-10.

Konecki, Krzysztof T. 2008. “Touching and Gesture Exchange as an Element of Emotional Bond Construction. Application of Visual Sociology in the Research on Interaction between Humans and Animals.” Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research 9(3).

Levine, Mark, Paul J. Taylor, and Rachel Best (2011). “Third Parties, Violence, and Conflict Resolution: The Role of Group Size and Collective Action in the Microregulation of Violence.” Psychological Science 22(3):406-12.

Liebst, Lasse Suonperä,  Heinskou, Marie Bruvik and Ejbye-Ernst, Peter (2018). “On the Actual Risk of Bystander Intervention – A Statistical Study Based on Naturally Occurring Violent Emergencies.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 55(1): 27-50. 

Moeller, Kim (2018). “Video-recorded Retail Cannabis Trades in a Low-risk Marketplace Trade Value and Temporal Patterns.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 55(1): 103-124.

Mosselman, Floris, Weenink, Don, and Lindegaard, Marie Rosenkrantz (2018). “Weapons, Body Postures, and the Quest for Dominance in Robberies: A Qualitative Analysis of Video Footage”Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 55(1): 3–26.

Nassauer, Anne (2018). “Situational Dynamics and the Emergence of Violence During Protests.” Psychology of Violence.

Nassauer, Anne (2018). “How Robberies Succeed or Fail: Analyzing Crime Caught on CCTV.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 55(1): 125-154.

Nassauer, Anne (2016). “From Peaceful Marches to Violent Clashes: A Micro-Situational Analysis.” Social Movement Studies. 1-16.

Sytsma, Victoria A.  &  Piza, Eric L. (2018). “Script Analysis of Open-air Drug Selling A Systematic Social Observation of CCTV Footage”. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 55(1): 78-102.

Willits, Dale W. & Makin, David A. (2018). “Show Me What Happened: Analyzing Use of Force through Analysis of Body-Worn Camera Footage“. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 55(1): 51-77.

Other methodological approaches for analyzing video data

Derry, Sharon J. et al. 2010. “Conducting Video Research in the Learning Sciences: Guidance on Selection, Analysis, Technology, and Ethics.Journal of the Learning Sciences 19(1):3–53.

Kissmann, Ulrike Tikvah, ed. 2009. “Video Interaction Analysis: Methods and Methodology.” Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang.

LeBaron, Curtis, Paula Jarzabkowski, Michael G. Pratt, and Greg Fetzer. 2018. “An Introduction to Video Methods in Organizational Research.Organizational Research Methods 21(2):239–60.

Lindegaard, Marie Rosenkranz & Bernasco, Wim (2018). “Lessons Learned from Crime Caught on Camera.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 55(1): 155-186.

Margolis, Eric and Luc Pauwels, eds. 2011. “The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods.” Los Angeles: Sage Publications Ltd.

Norris, Sigrid. 2004. “Analyzing Multimodal Interaction: A Methodological Framework.” New York/London: Routledge.

Pauwels, Luc. 2015. “Reframing Visual Social Science: Towards a More Visual Sociology and Anthropology.” Cambridge University Press.

Tuma, René, Bernt Schnettler, and Hubert Knoblauch. 2013. “Videographie: Einführung in die interpretative Videoanalyse sozialer Situationen.” Springer VS.

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