Inside the eco-home: using video to understand the implications of innovative housing

GOODCHILD, Barry, O'FLAHERTY, Fin and AMBROSE, Aimee (2014). Inside the eco-home: using video to understand the implications of innovative housing. Housing, Theory and Society, 31 (3), 334-352.

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Abstract

As a method of qualitative research, video offers a means of looking into the world of a respondent and a means of stimulating a dialogue, both with the respondent and others. Video requires, however, the application of additional ethical procedures and may also increase refusal rates, if it is publicly disseminated. Applied to the home, the use of video reveals both practice and identity. Video records practice, showing how the spaces within a home are used at a particular time. For this reason, video is well adapted to understanding the implications of living in a home with an innovative design and technology, with all the complexities that this commonly involves. Equally, video communicates the appearance of the home and of its occupants to whoever is watching. Video is, therefore, intimately connected to identity and the home as a place.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Infrastructure Management
Identification Number: 10.1080/14036096.2014.903855
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 14:05
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 22:59
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8092

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