Past and ongoing projects of the NSCR Video Group have utilized video data to examine phenomena as diverse as street violence, robberies, public riots, sexual harassment, open-air drug markets, police-citizen conflicts, COVID-19 compliance behavior, ethnic profiling, deviancy training among adolescents, and contested encounters between employees and shop customers, public transport passengers, and nightlife visitors.
A common thread across many projects is an interest in how members of the public act as peacekeeping bystanders who are often successful in mitigating violent incidents. This interest coincides with an ambition to produce research that offers actionable behavioral recommendations to societal stakeholders.
Recognizing that video observation is an emerging method, the NSCR Video Group plays an active role in advancing how video data can be used as a research tool, for example in combination with computer vision algorithms or primate ethological insights. We are actively engaged in interdisciplinary efforts to develop gold standards for analyzing video data. In line with this, we are committed to Open Science practices and encourage pre-registrations, replications, open data, open access, and scholarly transparency.
We are always interested in extending our research network, collaborating, and assisting early career researchers in pursuing video methods in their research projects. Please contact Prof. Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard for more information.