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Research blogging tips

  1. 1. MS3 Research Investigation Research blogging task 1
  2. 2. <ul><li>Learning objectives : to explore secondary research relevant to your focus area for MS3. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes : to have secondary research recorded in your blog. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EBI : to have some theory research relevant to your topic. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Task <ul><li>Make sure that you have written down three or four focus texts for your study. </li></ul><ul><li>Gather 5 newspaper articles related to your study. </li></ul><ul><li>Find an additional 5 items. These could be reviews, opinion, comment, existing studies/research, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Find 3 related theories for genre, representation or narrative. </li></ul>
  4. 4. MS3 Research Investigation Research blogging task 1
  5. 5. <ul><li>Learning objectives : to explore theory relevant to your focus area for MS3. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes : to have media theory/theorists recorded in your blog. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EBI : to find a relevant theory that we have not covered in our studies so far… </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Media Theory. What is it? <ul><li>What have we covered so far in this area? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of media theory? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some suggestions for Media theories <ul><li>Audience : </li></ul><ul><li>Uses and Gratifications model </li></ul><ul><li>Hypodermic Syringe model </li></ul><ul><li>Encoding/decoding model </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative : </li></ul><ul><li>Todorov (Equilibrium/disruption/resolution) </li></ul><ul><li>Barthes (Enigma code) </li></ul><ul><li>Levi-Strauss (Binary opposition) </li></ul><ul><li>Genre : </li></ul><ul><li>Altman (Counter-culture attraction) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Task: Finding useful theory <ul><li>Think carefully about how you might be able to use theories from your AS year. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google to locate theories on representation, genre and narrative. </li></ul><ul><li>Summarise the theory on your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Include the link for your source </li></ul>

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