Based on the theory I have read which combines audio journalism with qualitative research methods, I have formulated my own approach to truth. This approach shaped the processes involved in the production of the documentary. This first commentary explains how this was done.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This was the most challenging part of the documentary. Because there was so much material to work with it, was difficult to choose which to use for the final product. The next commentary discusses the challenges during this stage of analysis.
Another challenge of the analysis stage was getting the audio to match with the paper edit because of the difficulty of combining the script and the sound. The issue of sound quality became particularly important in the final decision making during editing. This final commentary is about this stage.
Qualitative research has regularly been criticised as a non scientific form of research in comparison with quantitative research, but theorists such as Kvale (1996) and Iorio (2004) argue that this type of research has its benefits even within the sciences. Where quantitative research aims to measure the world, qualitative research methods are holistic and interpretative, primarily using words to explain the world (Iorio, 2004).