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G325 section-a-reasearch and-planning G325 section-a-reasearch and-planning Presentation Transcript

  • Research and Planning What skills did we learn about the importance of R&P? G325: Section A: Theoretical Perspectives in Media Question 1a)
    • Secondary research – second hand information – work on codes and conventions of texts, use of theory.
    • Primary – first hand – textual analysis, audience feedback: questionnaires, vox pops.
    Learning research skills from AS to A2 1. Types of Research
    • Secondary research – class notes, library – which textbooks did you use? Internet – research into similar products, watching clips, Genre Analysis etc.
    • Primary – Target Audience, Audience Feedback etc.
    • Write down briefly what you used for both pieces BUT this will require an in-depth assessment of your materials for the write up.
    What were the pros and cons of secondary and primary research?
    • 2. Advantages and Disadvantages of sources
    • The focus is on SKILL – progression and changes in methods from AS to A2. You need to think about what you learned about the advantages/disadvantages of:
    • Expense/Cost – how much did the research cost? Books? Magazines? Or free research?
    • Accessibility – Was the research easy to find? Some research may have taken longer than others.
    • Time – Was it time consuming?
    • Reliability – was the research measured to be consistent – did you find a trustworthy source, was it another student’s work?
    • Accuracy – were the facts and figures correct? Did your audience feedback results provide a fair sample of overall opinions?
    • Bias – textual analysis can be bias as it is subjective – did you complete enough research to overcome this? Were any secondary sources biased?
    • Validity – was there a link between the particular research and final product? Was there a strong indication that this research effected the outcome of your work?
    • Usefulness – how relevant was this to your project (see validity). OR did any of your research methods prove to be completely useless and why?
  • 3. Organisation of Research
    • You used your blog to organise ALL of your research.
    • What skills did you learn about organising and referencing materials? (If elements were taken from a source e.g internet site you should have stated from where? Which site?).
    • How did your skills of organisation develop from AS and A2?
    • For the planning section of this write-up:
    • Adequate research – link this to DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY – where did you find the research?
    • Drafting – flat plans for storyboards and ancillary drafts for A2 - link to DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY and CREATIVITY – how did you construct these?
    • Gaining Audience Feedback – Again link to DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY if possible. How did you make sure you collated this – what was the development between AS and A2?
    4. Planning – Pre-Production Requirements
    • Organisation of time, personnel and equipment
    • Did you complete on time? Did you meet deadlines?
    • What are the pros and cons of organising personnel?
    • What have you learned about communication between personnel?
    • Did your knowledge of call sheets/production schedules grow?
    • What could you have done better?
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    • Did you utilise DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY to aid your organisation (call sheets and production schedules on blog)????
  • Working individually or as part of a group
    • What did you learn about individual and team work?
    • What are the pros and cons?
    • What main things have you learned about group work at AS and A2 in terms of planning your product?
  • 5. Organisation of Planning Materials
    • Link to DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY. How did you organise your planning materials?
    • Did you utilise the blog more at A2 level than at AS?
    • How did you follow your flat plans and storyboards – what did you understand about changes to be made?
    • Did all members have copies of production schedules, call sheets and storyboards?
    • Did you complete diaries and/or ‘progression so far’ posts? Why was this important in terms of planning both pieces of coursework?
    • Have you used any of the research and planning skills in other products?
  • 6. Presentation of Research and Planning
    • How did you present your primary and secondary research on your blogs? We are talking about enhancing CREATIVITY and USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
    • Did your presentation of audience feedback for example become more creative through your increased use of digital technology available for embedding on the blogs (onlinecharttool)??? Slideshow of storyboards???
  • Please think of all the above questions as part of your 750 write up.
    • There is a choice of two questions:
    • Detail how your understanding of the importance of good research and planning skills developed throughout the pre-production of your AS and A2 coursework.
    • 2. How did your knowledge of digital technology to aid your research and planning skills throughout the pre-production of your AS and A2 coursework?