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Video Laboratory for Interaction Analysis and Videography

The Video Laboratory is part of the Chair for General Sociology (Prof. Hubert Knoblauch) at the Technical University of Berlin. It is one of three laboratories at the Institute of Sociology which include, next to the Video Laboratory, the Network Laboratory and the Laboratory for Technography.

The VideoLabor disposes of sophisticated software as well as hardware technologies that facilitate the work with video and makes it the place for analysis of visual data and data sessions.

The VideoLabor aims at combining the efforts in advanced research on video analysis the one hand and graduate education into the field of Video Analysis on the other hand. Thus the VideoLabor is the setting to conduct research in the frame of research projects supported by various institutions ranging from the Technical University to the German Research Council (DFG) and the European Science Foundation. The VideoLabor is also the setting for the training and teaching of students (ranging from an advanced undergraduate level to PhD and Post-Doc) in the methods represented by the VideoLabor. These methods, such as Video-Interaction Analysis and Videography, focus on the interpretive analysis of social interaction by means of audiovisual data. They also include other forms of visual analysis, such as photography or interactive media (i.e. internet).

The VideoLabor hosts regular data sessions, conducts training sessions and seminars and offers technical support. It cooperates with a number of research groups working on video as well as with researchers working in other areas of qualitative research.

The VideoLabora is located in Room FR 1052 in the Technical University of Berlin's Franklin Building, Franklinstrasse 28/29, 10587 Berlin.


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