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Cursus: MCMV16044
Research Lab 2: Designing Research
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen AM;
Contactpersoondr. I.O. de Vries
Telefoon+31 30 2539601
dr. I.O. de Vries
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. I.O. de Vries
Overige cursussen docent
2  (14-11-2016 t/m 03-02-2017)
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-10-2016 09:00 t/m 01-11-2016 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
At the end of this module, students will have learned how to write a full-fledged research proposal. They will also have learned how to assess, critique, and edit academic work by their peers, as well as how to provide constructive feedback in a classroom, workshop or conference setting. Students will also have acquired at least one of the skills related to the organisational aspects of facilitating a workshop or conference.
This module will focus on the development of the academic competencies related to methodologies and level of professionalisation for any starting academic researcher. In this module, students will learn how to write an individual research proposal which can serve as the foundation for their internship and/or thesis research. The module will teach students to formulate appropriate research questions, methods and methodologies; combine such methods with the appropriate theoretical framework, as well as think through the ethical implications of such methods, for their own personal research projects. It will also incorporate various forms of academic professionalisation like editing a graduate journal, pitching a paper for a journal, and setting up a conference or workshop with external specialists in the field of new media studies.

Career orientation:
This module aims to teach students advanced academic professionalisation skills, and therefore will incorporate many key examples and case studies from the academic working field.
Er moet voldaan zijn aan de cursus:
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Thorough knowledge of and insight in debates and practices in the field of new media and digital culture.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Research Lab 1, New Media Theories, Game Studies
Bronnen van zelfstudie
- Brennen, Bonnie S. 2012. Qualitataive Research Methods for Media Studies. London: Routledge.
- Lunenfeld, Peter et al. 2012. Digital_Humanities. Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Pickering, Michael. 2008. Research Methods in Cultural Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- Deacon, David et al. 1999. Researching Communications: A Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis. London: Hodder Education.
Verplicht materiaal
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boomen, Marianne van den et al. 2015. New Media Studies Method Reader (3rd ed.). Available at:

The module will consist of weekly seminars, in which either the work will involve class discussion and peer-assessment, or will involve pratical and content-related organisational work around the academic professionalisation regarding editing a graduate journal and setting up a mini-conference.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students need to prepare an ongoing bibliography about methods, cases and theories appropropriate to their own research project on a weekly basis. They also need to engage in oral and written peer-feedback that requires reading peer's work in advance for each session, as well as prepare a pitch of their work for an academic journal of their choice. Finally, students need to prepare for a small workshop or conference that will take place at the end of the block.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Group work consists of organising and collaborating on a graduate journal and a mini-conference or workshop. This may potentially involve connecting the journal or workshop to an extra-curricular new-media or new-technology event of their choice.

Minimum cijfer-

Minimum cijfer-

Minimum cijfer5,5

Students will be graded on 1) their ability to collect and summarize appropriate academic literature for the purpose of writing a research internship report or a thesis, 2) their ability to write a full-fledged research proposal, and 3) the organisational effort and editorial quality put into academic professionalisation tasks.

To be announced.

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