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The New jersey families study – a potential data source for research on education, learning, and child development

This may be an interesting study for people working on education, learning, and child development: A team at Princeton collected video and survey data from over 20 families in New Jersey, filming interactions in their homes over a two-week period. As we understand, the data will eventually be accessible for other researchers. If you are …

New Journal dedicated to the VIDEO-BASED study of social interaction

We recently learned about a relatively new journal, Social Interaction. Video-based Studies of Human Sociality. We have not yet published with this journal, but it may be a potential destination for publishing some types of VDA research. The journal also looks like a great resource for insights into video-based research. For instance, in a recent …

VDA YouTube channel launched

The new VDA YouTube channel features interdisciplinary research talks on novel (qualitative and quantitative) ways to use video data in the social sciences. It includes talks by sociologists, education researchers, computer scientists, psychologists, criminologists and others. We will keep adding new videos and talks in the future, so keep checking in!

Video Surveillance Footage Shows How Rare Violence Really Is (Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World, OUPblog).

Today videos from closed-circuit television, body cameras, police dash cameras, or mobile phones are increasingly used to capture violent events. Yet, examining footage of violent situations – from the very cameras set up because we believe that violence lurks around every corner – shows how rare violence really is. Continue reading.

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