Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Qualitative research plays a large role in the production of audio documentaries. Quality refers to the essential character of something (Kvale, S pp 67). Numbers and statistics fall by the way side in the domain of qualitative research, and interviews, letters, emails, notes and lived experiences are highlighted as the way forward in understanding. For documentarists, qualitative research is used primarily by way of interviewing. Through the interview process, conversation is encouraged which is key in getting to know people, their experiences, feelings and their knowledge on a particular subject. (Kvale, S pp 5) Kvale highlights various aspects of the qualitative research procedure, some of which apply to my documentary process.