Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
A Photo “Scavenger Hunt”:       Starting a Research ProjectSunday, October 23, 11
Sunday, October 23, 11
Sunday, October 23, 11
Sunday, October 23, 11
Sunday, October 23, 11
What do I do next?       • I’ve got a topic: images of the death of Gaddafi. Now I need to figure out an         argument. I...
Beginning the research:       • Wikipedia is a fine place to start, but it doesn’t count toward your sources.         Check...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Photo Scavenger Hunt: the Death of Gaddafi

958 views

Published on

Imagining the research process as a sort of "scavenger hunt," guided by research questions. The death of Muammar Gaddafi is used as an example topic.

Published in: Education, News & Politics, Sports
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Photo Scavenger Hunt: the Death of Gaddafi

  1. 1. A Photo “Scavenger Hunt”: Starting a Research ProjectSunday, October 23, 11
  2. 2. Sunday, October 23, 11
  3. 3. Sunday, October 23, 11
  4. 4. Sunday, October 23, 11
  5. 5. Sunday, October 23, 11
  6. 6. What do I do next? • I’ve got a topic: images of the death of Gaddafi. Now I need to figure out an argument. I’ll then need to do a lot of research. • It helps to ask some questions to guide research. For example: • Where were the images of Gaddafi’s death first shown? • How did this compare to, say, the death of Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden? • How does the death of Gaddafi compare to the arguments than Sontag made? • Who took these pictures? • Then, I can start doing some research.Sunday, October 23, 11
  7. 7. Beginning the research: • Wikipedia is a fine place to start, but it doesn’t count toward your sources. Check the sources cited at the bottom of the Wikipedia entry, and track those down. • Remember--you can’t Google your way to a paper. You’ll have to use the library resources to find the kinds of detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative evidence you’ll need. • Incorporate Sontag/Berger/Barthes early on. Consider doing more research on their ideas as well.Sunday, October 23, 11

×