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  • 1. AGENDAAGENDA  Talking about job descriptions in your fieldTalking about job descriptions in your field  Group work: Sharing Resumes and Cover lettersGroup work: Sharing Resumes and Cover letters  Moving forward with your SAPs: Data AnalysisMoving forward with your SAPs: Data Analysis  What is multimodal/multigenre writing? Brainstorming variousWhat is multimodal/multigenre writing? Brainstorming various multigenre writing options for your SAPs.multigenre writing options for your SAPs.  AssignmentsAssignments
  • 2. Sharing Resumes and CoverSharing Resumes and Cover lettersletters  In pairs, explain what job you’re applying, why you areIn pairs, explain what job you’re applying, why you are interested in this job.interested in this job.  Look at your classmates resume and cover letter andLook at your classmates resume and cover letter and answer the followings:answer the followings: 1)1) Do you think this person is a good fit for the availableDo you think this person is a good fit for the available position? If so, why?position? If so, why? 2)2) What are some of the strengths of the persons resumeWhat are some of the strengths of the persons resume and cover-letter?and cover-letter? 3)3) What can he/she do to improve them (comment on bothWhat can he/she do to improve them (comment on both written and experiential aspects)?written and experiential aspects)?
  • 3. Back to SAPsBack to SAPs  Research papers come in all shapes,Research papers come in all shapes, sizes, forms, and disciplines.sizes, forms, and disciplines.  Different genres: argumentative,Different genres: argumentative, descriptive, narrative, analyticdescriptive, narrative, analytic  In this class we’re working on multipleIn this class we’re working on multiple genresgenres: 1) Research Article 2) Multimodal: 1) Research Article 2) Multimodal work (combination of multiple genres)work (combination of multiple genres)
  • 4. Social Action Research ProcessSocial Action Research Process
  • 5. Multigenre writing: A creativeMultigenre writing: A creative component of your SAPscomponent of your SAPs  A multi-genre project is a project that will use aA multi-genre project is a project that will use a mix of genres to create your own work based onmix of genres to create your own work based on your SAPs.your SAPs.  The main aim of this project is to help youThe main aim of this project is to help you explore a social action issue that you care andexplore a social action issue that you care and more importantly expand your understanding ofmore importantly expand your understanding of genre and academic. You will be given a chancegenre and academic. You will be given a chance to use a wide range of genres in your ownto use a wide range of genres in your own creative projects.creative projects.  Your must contain at least two “genres”Your must contain at least two “genres”  Your instructor will talk to Media relations nextYour instructor will talk to Media relations next
  • 6. Derek’s multi-genre project on Post-traumaticDerek’s multi-genre project on Post-traumatic Stress DisorderStress Disorder
  • 7. Sarah’sSarah’s Armenian Genocide and 9/11 descriptionArmenian Genocide and 9/11 description
  • 8. Mick’s Multi-genre project on DUI experienceMick’s Multi-genre project on DUI experience
  • 9. WebQuest and Video CreationWebQuest and Video Creation  Homelessness in U.S.A.Homelessness in U.S.A. http://questgarden.com/51/22/4/070608090111/http://questgarden.com/51/22/4/070608090111/i  TeachingTeaching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14OF1fhKPtshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14OF1fhKPts
  • 10. Multigenre/multimodalMultigenre/multimodal writingwriting  Similar to standardSimilar to standard research papersresearch papers  Select a topic/interestSelect a topic/interest  Conduct researchConduct research using standardusing standard methodsmethods  Collect informationCollect information  Process informationProcess information  Analyze dataAnalyze data  Present your findingsPresent your findings with an academicwith an academic language.language.  Different thanDifferent than standard researchstandard research paperspapers  Writings of differentWritings of different genres/creative piecesgenres/creative pieces  Writer is personallyWriter is personally engagedengaged  Inclusion of visualInclusion of visual elementselements  Includes audio-videoIncludes audio-video text, podcasts.text, podcasts.  PowerpointPowerpoint presentationspresentations
  • 11. Before the MultimodalBefore the Multimodal arrives…Data collection andarrives…Data collection and analysisanalysis  Make sure you complete your dataMake sure you complete your data collection by November 10collection by November 10  Digitize your data (feel free to use videoDigitize your data (feel free to use video recording or audio recording)recording or audio recording)  Move all your data in one folder.Move all your data in one folder.  Use wide range of data sources (feel freeUse wide range of data sources (feel free to include photos, clips etc.)to include photos, clips etc.)
  • 12. INTRODUCTION TOINTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSIS INDATA ANALYSIS IN QUALITATIVEQUALITATIVE RESEARCHRESEARCH
  • 13. What will you do with your data?What will you do with your data?
  • 14. What is your data?What is your data?  Interview transcriptsInterview transcripts  ArticlesArticles  Video recordingsVideo recordings  DocumentariesDocumentaries  Visuals: Photos, advertisementsVisuals: Photos, advertisements  Observation notes, field notesObservation notes, field notes
  • 15. What is Data Analysis?What is Data Analysis? Steps of Data AnalysisSteps of Data Analysis  Get to know your dataGet to know your data Good analysis starts with getting to know your dataGood analysis starts with getting to know your data very well.very well. Write down your impressions about your data.Write down your impressions about your data. What can you find so far?What can you find so far? Identify your main questions again AND look forIdentify your main questions again AND look for answers in your dataanswers in your data  Identify themes and patterns (look at theIdentify themes and patterns (look at the language being used, phrases, words, photoslanguage being used, phrases, words, photos etc…)etc…)  Organize them into coherent cathegoriesOrganize them into coherent cathegories
  • 16. Findings emerging themes andFindings emerging themes and categoriescategories  Analysis is a breaking up, separating, orAnalysis is a breaking up, separating, or disassembling of research materials into pieces,disassembling of research materials into pieces, parts, elements, or units.parts, elements, or units.  Reread your data and search for types, classes,Reread your data and search for types, classes, sequences, processes, patterns, or wholes.sequences, processes, patterns, or wholes. Look at your data what emerging themes do youLook at your data what emerging themes do you see?see? The aim of this process is to assemble orThe aim of this process is to assemble or reconstruct the data in meaningful orreconstruct the data in meaningful or comprehensible fashion (Jorgenson,comprehensible fashion (Jorgenson, 1989: 107).1989: 107).
  • 17. Emerging categoriesEmerging categories  Rather than bringing your own assumptions or preconceivedRather than bringing your own assumptions or preconceived categories and themes, you need to reread your data and findcategories and themes, you need to reread your data and find themes that recur in your data.themes that recur in your data.  So, categories are defined AFTER you worked on your data.So, categories are defined AFTER you worked on your data. Example # 1: What is the benefit of youth mentoring program?Example # 1: What is the benefit of youth mentoring program? Responses to this question were sorted out:Responses to this question were sorted out: Benefits toBenefits to youth, benefits to family, benefits to community.youth, benefits to family, benefits to community. Example # 2: What makes a quality education program?Example # 2: What makes a quality education program? Responses to this question were sorted out:Responses to this question were sorted out: Staff, relevance,Staff, relevance, participation, time , contentparticipation, time , content
  • 18. Some key language you canSome key language you can use…use…  The interview results…the surveyThe interview results…the survey results…my analysis of media…myresults…my analysis of media…my analysis on women’s photos….analysis on women’s photos…. suggest that….reveals…shows…suggest that….reveals…shows… demonstrates…demonstrates… Indicates….Indicates….  Some of the common themes emerging inSome of the common themes emerging in the data includes:….the data includes:….  One of the most intriguing responses thatOne of the most intriguing responses that X gave is…
  • 19. AssignmentsAssignments  Continue with your data collectionContinue with your data collection  When we come back on Tuesday, we willWhen we come back on Tuesday, we will talk more about data analysis, and seetalk more about data analysis, and see sample sample research papers andsample sample research papers and analyze the data analysis sectionsanalyze the data analysis sections