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Research skills overview

  1. 1. HNC Unit 61: Moving Image Documentary Production Unit 2 Research Skills Introduction to Research Skills
  2. 2. Lesson Objectives • To consider different approaches to research including primary and secondary research • To begin to develop primary and secondary research material for your Documentary Production • Understand the difference between; Primary, Secondary, Qualitative, Quantative
  3. 3. FOR A PASS YOU NEED TO: • LO1 Be able to apply research methods and procedures in creative media production contexts • LO2 Be able to ensure the accuracy and validity of research material • LO3 Be able to present research outcomes with due compliance • LO4 Be able to evaluate research processes and outcomes
  4. 4. Four main methods of research • Primary • Secondary • Quantitative • Qualitative
  5. 5. PRIMARY RESEARCH Researchers use different methods of research in order to collate different types of evidence. Primary research is important as it is new research conducted by you This means you can tailor the research to your specific project • Usually has a specific purpose • Original data not copied
  6. 6. Audience Research • An important process that underpins all media production • Everything we watch or consume has been carefully planned and researched to make them as successful as possible • Methods of primary research include Questionnaires or interviews with potential audiences
  7. 7. Example questionnaire
  8. 8. Questionnaires • A questionnaire can help you find out whether an audience is interested in your project idea • Who is MOST interested in your project idea meaning that you can market it accordingly to the right gender, age group etc • You can create a simple questionnaire in Google docs • Tutorial here • Task: Create a questionnaire using Google docs for your documentary film project and send it to as many people as you can.
  9. 9. A good questionnaire A good questionnaire should be short and focused • What is your gender? • What is your age range? • Are you in education? • What types of documentary do you watch? • Where do you watch documentaries? (online, TV at the cinema) • Would you watch a documentary about… • How would you prefer to watch this documentary (online, TV at the cinema)
  10. 10. Interviews • You can also conduct interviews with groups of relevant people • This is often called a focus group. • We can do an element of this as part of our pitching session • Task: Collate the information from the feedback forms after your presentation/pitch
  11. 11. SECONDARY RESEARCH •Research done by someone else •Can be used alongside other primary research •TV viewing figures and box office results are compiled every week and used by lots of different companies •Box Office Mojo is a searchable site with box office figures •Example: Grizzly Man Task: See if you can find some audience/box office research on a documentary similar to yours. Was it successful?
  12. 12. Book selection/Reading You should have a list of books and articles that you are planning to review as part of your research There are many books available in the library… Task – source at least three books from the College library/Bedfordshire library And read them…
  13. 13. College Library
  14. 14. Example titles
  15. 15. University of Bedfordshire • As a HE student you also have access to the Library catalogue at the university of Bedfordshire • Go to the VLE>learning Resources>Higher Education Students>University of Bedfordshire Learning Resources • http://lrweb.beds.ac.uk/
  16. 16. Case Studies • You should have at least two case studies on films that relate to your project • These should be Documentary films that have inspired you. • You will need to do a film analysis of each of these films • Looking at the themes, camera style, editing style etc • You could also look at the marketing and distribution of the film Link to research sites to watch documentaries
  17. 17. QUANTITIVE RESEARCH •Facts •Can be shown as a set of numbers •Can be displayed as charts and graphs •Can be measured
  18. 18. QUALITITIVE RESEARCH •Opinions and views •Helps to find out the way people feel •Responses are personal •Cannot really be measured •Example you could conduct one-one interviews to get deeper feedback
  19. 19. Advice on research methods • Common sense – don’t forget this! • Articles and books reporting similar research – should be discussed in the project • Books on research methods in general o Focus on chapters relevant to your project. o If your researching Documentary for example get a book on Documentary or a chapter within a book
  20. 20. Types of research include … • Audience surveys analysed statistically • Small scale surveys with emphasis on “qualitative” detail • Case studies (on a relevant filmmaker or film) • Test screening (observe as participant) • Evaluation • … and may other possibilities …be imaginative! Many projects combine several of these
  21. 21. How to do research • Read around your topic e.g Homelessness • Draft a research plan. What methods will you use? • Draft literature review. What books will you look at? • Put your research plan on your blog under a new page ‘Research Techniques’ • Do your research/analysis • Draft research/analysis and recommendations/conclusions post on your blog • Check it fits together and revise all sections • If it doesn’t fit together revise aims and …
  22. 22. References and citations • You must give references to publications which you draw on or quote • Exact (word for word) quotes must be in “…” and the reference must be given o Maximum about one paragraph • Use one of the standard referencing systems – preferably the Harvard (see university website) • Copying word for word without “…” and reference is treated as cheating and you will fail!

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