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

Methodology & Guidelines

Legewie, Nicolas M. & Anne Nassauer (2018). “YouTube, Google, Facebook: 21st Century Online Video Research and Research Ethics?“. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research. DOI: 10.17169/fqs-19.3.3130

Nassauer, Anne & Nicolas M. Legewie (2019). “Analyzing 21st Century Video Data on Situational Dynamics—Issues and Challenges in Video Data Analysis.” Social Sciences 8(3).

Nassauer, Anne & Nicolas M. Legewie (2020). „Methodologische Entwicklungen in der Gewaltforschung: Videodatenanalyse, Mixed Methods und Big Data“. In Braun, Andreas and Thomas Kron: “Bestandsaufnahme soziologischer Gewaltforschung,” Special Issue, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie. DOI: 10.1007/s11614-020-00412-1

Legewie, Nicolas M. & Anne Nassauer (2020). “Livestreams as Video Data? The 2019 Christchurch Attack Livestream as a Case Study in Research Ethics.” In Legal and Ethical Issues of Live Streaming, edited by Shing-Ling S. Chen, Zhoujun J. Chen, and Nicole Allaire. Rowman & Littlefield.

Nassauer, Anne & Nicolas M. Legewie (2021). “Video Data Analysis: A Methodological Frame for a Novel Research Trend.” Sociological Methods and Research 50(1). (Published online first May, 2018.)

Nassauer, Anne & Nicolas M. Legewie (forthcoming). “Video Data Analysis: How to use 21st-Century Videos in the Social Sciences.” London: SAGE Publications.

Empirical research using VDA or related approaches

Anisin, Alexei & Pelin Ayan Musil (2021). “Protester-police fraternization in the 2013 Gezi Park uprisings.” Social Movement Studies (online first).

Barker, Kristin Kay (2019). “Lay Pharmacovigilance and the Dramatization of Risk: Fluoroquinolone Harm on YouTube.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 60(4), 509-524.

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.

Brierley, Sarah, Eric Kramon & George Kwaku Ofosu (2020). “The Moderating Effect of Debates on Political Attitudes.” American Journal of Political Science 64(1), 19-37.

Chang, Han Il & Leonid Peisakhin (2019). “Building Cooperation among Groups in Conflict: An Experiment on Intersectarian Cooperation in Lebanon.” American Journal of Political Science 63(1), 146-162.

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.

Ejbye-Ernst, Peter, Marie Lindegaard & Wim Bernasco (2020). “A CCTV-based analysis of target selection by guardians intervening in interpersonal conflicts.” European Journal of Criminology (online first).

Estévez, David, María-José Terrón-López, Paloma J. Velasco-Quintana, Rosa-María Rodríguez-Jiménez & Valle Álvarez-Manzano (2021). “A Case Study of a Robot-Assisted Speech Therapy for Children with Language Disorders.Sustainability 13(5).

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).

Friis, Camilla Bank, Lasse Suonperä Liebst, Richard Philpot & Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (2020). “Ticket inspectors in action: Body-worn camera analysis of aggressive and nonaggressive passenger encounters.” Psychology of Violence 10(5), 483-492.

Golann, Joanne W., Zitsi Mirakhur & Thomas J. Espenshade (2019). “Collecting Ethnographic Video Data for Policy ResearchAmerican Behavioral Scientist 63(3), 387-403.

Hampton, Keith N., Lauren S. Goulet & Garrett Albanesius (2014). “Change in the social life of urban public spaces: The rise of mobile phones and women, and the decline of aloneness over 30 years.Urban Studies 52(8).

Hoeben, Evelien M., Wim Bernasco, Lasse Suonperä Liebst, Carlijn van Baak & Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (2021). “Social distancing compliance: A video observational analysis.PLOS One 16(3).

Johnson, Kaprea F., Allison Worth & Dana Brookover (2019). “Families Facing the Opioid Crisis: Content and Frame Analysis of YouTube Videos.” The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families (online first).

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, Marie Bruvik Heinskou & Peter Ejbye-Ernst (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. 

Liebst, Lasse, Richard Philpot, Wim Bernasco, Kasper Dausel, Peter Ejbye‐Ernst, Mathias Nicolaisen & Marie Lindegaard (2019). “Social Relations and Presence of Others Predict Bystander Intervention: Evidence from Violent Incidents Captured on CCTV.” Aggressive Behavior 45(6):598–609.

Madueke, Kingsley L. (2021). “Towards a Sequence of Ethnic Riots: Stages, Processes and Interactions in the Production of Communal Violence in Jos, Nigeria.” Civil Wars (online first).

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, Don Weenink, and Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (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 (2019). Situational Breakdowns – Understanding Protest Violence and Other Surprising Outcomes. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Nassauer, Anne (2018). “Situational Dynamics and the Emergence of Violence During Protests.” Psychology of Violence 8(3).

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 (online first).

Pallotti, Francesca, Sharon Marie Weldon & Alessandro Lomi (2020). “Lost in translation: Collecting and coding data on social relations from audio-visual recordings.Social Networks (online first).

Pehkonen, Samu (2020). “Response Cries Inviting an Alignment: Finnish huh huh.Research on Language and Social Interaction 53(1).

Philpot, Richard, Lasse Suonperä Liebst, Mark Levine, Wim Bernasco & Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (2019). “Would I Be Helped? Cross-National CCTV Footage Shows That Intervention Is the Norm in Public Conflicts.American Psychologist 75(1).

Stickle, Ben, Melody Hicks, Amy Stickle & Zachary Hutchinson (2019). “Porch pirates: examining unattended package theft through crime script analysis.A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society (online first).

Sytsma, Victoria A.  &  Eric L. Piza (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.

Sytsma, Victoria A., Vijay F. Chillar & Eric L. Piza (2021). “Scripting police escalation of use of force through conjunctive analysis of body-worn camera footage: A systematic social observational pilot study.” Journal of Criminal Justice 74.

Timmermans, Stefan & Iddo Tavory (2020). “Racist Encounters: A Pragmatist Semiotic Analysis of Interaction.” Sociological Theory 38(4).

Willits, Dale W. & David A. Makin (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

Conti, Uliano (2016). “Visual Methodologies and Latino Cultural Studies: Implications for the Sociology of Education.” In: Peters M.(Ed) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer.

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.

Heath, Christian, Jon Hindmarsh & Paul Luff (2010). “Video in qualitative research: analysing social interaction in everyday life.” Los Angeles: Sage Publications Ltd.

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

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

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

Margolis, Eric & 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 & Hubert Knoblauch (2013). “Videographie: Einführung in die interpretative Videoanalyse sozialer Situationen.” Springer VS.

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