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G325 section-a-reasearch and-planning

  1. 1. Research and Planning What skills did we learn about the importance of R&P? G325: Section A: Theoretical Perspectives in Media Question 1a)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Secondary research – second hand information – work on codes and conventions of texts, use of theory. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary – first hand – textual analysis, audience feedback: questionnaires, vox pops. </li></ul>Learning research skills from AS to A2 1. Types of Research
  3. 3. <ul><li>Secondary research – class notes, library – which textbooks did you use? Internet – research into similar products, watching clips, Genre Analysis etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary – Target Audience, Audience Feedback etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down briefly what you used for both pieces BUT this will require an in-depth assessment of your materials for the write up. </li></ul>What were the pros and cons of secondary and primary research?
  4. 4. <ul><li>2. Advantages and Disadvantages of sources </li></ul><ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>Expense/Cost – how much did the research cost? Books? Magazines? Or free research? </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility – Was the research easy to find? Some research may have taken longer than others. </li></ul><ul><li>Time – Was it time consuming? </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability – was the research measured to be consistent – did you find a trustworthy source, was it another student’s work? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Accuracy – were the facts and figures correct? Did your audience feedback results provide a fair sample of overall opinions? </li></ul><ul><li>Bias – textual analysis can be bias as it is subjective – did you complete enough research to overcome this? Were any secondary sources biased? </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul><ul><li>Usefulness – how relevant was this to your project (see validity). OR did any of your research methods prove to be completely useless and why? </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3. Organisation of Research <ul><li>You used your blog to organise ALL of your research. </li></ul><ul><li>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?). </li></ul><ul><li>How did your skills of organisation develop from AS and A2? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>For the planning section of this write-up: </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate research – link this to DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY – where did you find the research? </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting – flat plans for storyboards and ancillary drafts for A2 - link to DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY and CREATIVITY – how did you construct these? </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul>4. Planning – Pre-Production Requirements
  8. 8. <ul><li>Organisation of time, personnel and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Did you complete on time? Did you meet deadlines? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the pros and cons of organising personnel? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you learned about communication between personnel? </li></ul><ul><li>Did your knowledge of call sheets/production schedules grow? </li></ul><ul><li>What could you have done better? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your strengths and weaknesses? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you utilise DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY to aid your organisation (call sheets and production schedules on blog)???? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Working individually or as part of a group <ul><li>What did you learn about individual and team work? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the pros and cons? </li></ul><ul><li>What main things have you learned about group work at AS and A2 in terms of planning your product? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 5. Organisation of Planning Materials <ul><li>Link to DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY. How did you organise your planning materials? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you utilise the blog more at A2 level than at AS? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you follow your flat plans and storyboards – what did you understand about changes to be made? </li></ul><ul><li>Did all members have copies of production schedules, call sheets and storyboards? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Did you complete diaries and/or ‘progression so far’ posts? Why was this important in terms of planning both pieces of coursework? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you used any of the research and planning skills in other products? </li></ul>
  12. 12. 6. Presentation of Research and Planning <ul><li>How did you present your primary and secondary research on your blogs? We are talking about enhancing CREATIVITY and USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>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??? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Please think of all the above questions as part of your 750 write up. <ul><li>There is a choice of two questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Detail how your understanding of the importance of good research and planning skills developed throughout the pre-production of your AS and A2 coursework. </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul>