How useful is thematic analysis as an elicitation technique for analyzing video of human gait in forensic podiatry?

T Browne, Mike Curran, D Vernon

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate how useful thematic analysis is in the elicitation of observations of gait from a video recording. This was undertaken by providing a video recording of human gait to “novice” and “expert” podiatry students. The observations were explored using the qualitative tool of thematic analysis. The exploration of human gait using this technique gave a rich abundance of information and demonstrated that a basic level of experience or knowledge is required to provide a simple description of human gait. With more expertise came a richer description of observation of human gait by the “expert” group compared to basic observations by the “novice” group. Thematic analysis allows the use of language and the depth of the information to be evaluated when observing human gait from a video recording.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Forensic Identification
Volume65
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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    How useful is thematic analysis as an elicitation technique for analysing video of human gait in forensic podiatry?

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    17 Nov 2016

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    How useful is thematic analysis as an elicitation technique for analyzing video of human gait in forensic podiatry?

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    4 Aug 2015

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