Going GoPro: Integrating a wearable camera into qualitative information research

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  • Wearable technology has been a news-friendly trend in the past decade, particularly given the popularity of, and attendant concerns with, digital fitness trackers. One type of wearable technology, the GoPro camera, has become widely known for enabling first-person views of athletic feats such as skiing and surfing. Recently, such cameras have begun to be applied within social science research. This visual presentation offers a unique report on the sustainable integration of a GoPro into data collection for a qualitative study of everyday-life information practices. The presentation details the walking tour method into which the camera has been integrated, as well as the technical and ethical considerations involved in implementation.

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    • Polkinghorne, S. (2018). Going GoPro: Integrating a wearable camera into qualitative information research. In L. Freund (Ed.), Building & Sustaining an Ethical Future with Emerging Technology: Proceedings of the 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (pp. 881-882). Somerset, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
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