Flatt, Nicholas (2014) Investigating the Use of Audiovisual Elicitation on the Creative Enterprise. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Elicitation methods have been explored extensively in social science research, and in business contexts, to uncover unarticulated informant knowledge. This qualitative study investigates the use of an audiovisual elicitation interviewing technique, developed by a UKbased creative multimedia production social enterprise; Fifth Planet Productions CIC. The
method employs a system of using audiovisual stimulus to elicit participant responses in the interview setting. This study, conducted in two parts, explores how the method improves solutions for eliciting client requirements. Part 1 explores the audiovisual elicitation interview within the business setting; how the techniques are effective at revealing tacit
knowledge that would ordinarily remain unspoken in the standard interview. Part 2 tests the developed methods on a sample of 25 business owners seeking to improve communication within their respective organisations. This evidences how it is possible to elicit rich information that can be interpreted to determine clients’ requirements on professional
The study presents a working method of audiovisual elicitation that is regularly employed by Fifth Planet Productions CIC. The methods are used to elicit project requirements in professional commissions and to establish stronger client relationships

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