Qual Reasoning and Field Notes Review Analysis

Qual Reasoning and Field Notes Review Analysis

Qual Reasoning and Field Notes Review Analysis


To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the Video Field Notes Guide in the Learning Resources for this week and use this guide to help you create your field notes for your video observation.
  • Review the Scholar of Change Video #4 found in the Learning Resources for this week. Note: You will have to view this video several times.

For this Assignment:

  • Download the transcript of the video found in the My Media Player for the video and save it to the “Video Transcripts” folder you created. Label the transcript clearly based on the name of the video.
  • Observe the Walden Scholar of Change Video #4 and use the Video Field Notes Guide to take field notes.
  • Save your notes in your Video Transcripts folder with a name that clearly connects the transcript to your notes for this video.



Video Field Notes Guide


Intro: Field notes are taken during an observational event to record and remember behaviors, activities, and events. They are also used to record and distinguish the researcher’s experience and interpretation of those events.


Field notes general consist of 4 parts:


  1. Some record-keeping notes (e.g., date, time, etc.)
  2. Descriptive information: where you attempt to accurately record the “facts” of the situation
  3. The meaning/reflection of what you observed
  4. Reflexive notes – How did this affect you? What personal moment did this bring up? How did it alter or inform you?



Time of Viewing:

View #:

Your Physical Setting:

Name of Video:

Describe physical setting(s) in which the video takes place
Setting 1

Setting 2

Setting 3


People: (identify and briefly describe. Include what their role was in the video)

Person 1

Person 2

Person 3


Did these individuals interact? Briefly describe.


Other unusual or interesting setting characteristics?



Meaning and Reflection.
What meaning did you observe in the video? (there may be more than 1) Reflection (impressions, thoughts, critiques, unanswered questions)
Reflexivity: How has this made you aware of, or changed something, about yourself?








"Get 15% discount on your first 3 orders with us"
Use the following coupon

Order Now