For those of you who are doing a doctoral seminar credit attached to this course, you were given two tasks. One was a comparison and contrast of journals and method/ologies that is specific to your own research interests.
The other task is one where you will find a method mentioned in one of the articles you reviewed (for this assignment or from your other reading or interests). We will be covering textual/rhetorical (historical); interviews/focus groups, surveys, observational studies (ethnography, user experience, parts of field studies); experiments/quasi-experiments in class so you have to pick something else.
Some potential options
- case study
- secondary analysis
- critical discourse analysis
- community related method/ologies
- phenomenology (IPA)
- grounded theory as a methodology
- queer methodology
- feminist methodology
- any analytic method related to quantitative data
This list is not comprehensive, but I put it here to give you a starting place to think about what you may want to cover.
Your task is to do a summary of the method and its uses for scholars and include an exemplar study that uses it. What you produce will be a handout for the students in class that includes the following headings:
- explanation/summary of the method
- the types of questions it can answer
- an example study that uses it
- additional resources about the method
You will give a short presentation (<5minutes) to the class.
March 25, 2021