• I used primary and secondary research methods in the research stages of my products.Primary sources include - survey, interview, analyses of existing textsSecondary sources include – internet research (Wikipedia, Google, previous A- Level media studies blogs)
Surveys• I conducted surveys via Survey Monkey, which were then distributed via Facebook, researching the topics needed in the research stages of my courseworks.
Pros and Cons of this method Pros - Cheap Easy to distribute and collect data Not time consuming Cons - Hard to find significant number of participants to gather enough (primarily quantitative) data.
Interview• To collect qualitative data, I conducted interviews that were filmed.
Pros and Cons of this method Pros - Effective way of collecting, analysing and sharing qualitative data Cons - Hard to find participants as is time consuming Hard to organise
Analysis of existing texts • I studies existing texts, analysing conventions of real texts, and also comparing my products with existing texts.
Pros and Cons of this method Pros - Reliable method as it is me conducting the research Qualitative and quantitative data Cons - Time consuming
Internet research I conducted internet research involving websites such as Wikipedia, and other sites that I found using the search engine Google. I also took time to study previous A-Level Media coursework blogs to find what other students have done, interesting ideas and concepts that they may have, or even information that they managed to find out that I couldnt.
Pros and Cons of this method Pros - Easily accessible Cons - Time consuming Unreliable as a secondary source