69508 - Ethnographic Methods and Video Analysis Laboratory (1)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Communication Sciences (cod. 8885)

Learning outcomes

Students learn ethnographic research methods. The laboratory focuses on the video analysis of social interaction, including planning data collection, video recording, transcribing and analyzing data.

Course contents

Students will realize a research project based on the video analyses of social interaction, including ordinary/institutional/professional activities.

Students will realize the following research steps:

Data collection planning and ethics of research

Data videorecordings

Collection construction (based on videoclips realization): several instances of the same phenomenon will be chosen.

Data Analysis


Participation is limited to 20 students.





The main bibliographical references will be communicated during the first encounter and made available in IOL.

Students will have to read the texts during the first part of the course, before the beginning of the data collection.

Teaching methods


Lectures (first 2 encounters)

Individual and collective work on video data: students will mainly work in group.

Assessment methods

Individual presentations, with Power Point support, of the research project realized by each group.

Teaching tools

Computers, video recording and video editing softwares, cameras, microphones.

Office hours

See the website of Renata Galatolo


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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.