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Cursus: MCMV16041
MCMV16041
Research Lab 1: Situating Research
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CursuscodeMCMV16041
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen AM;
Contactpersoondr. M.L. de Lange
E-mailM.L.deLange@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. M.L. de Lange
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Docent
dr. M.L. de Lange
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Docent
T. de Winkel
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Blok
1  (04-09-2017 t/m 03-11-2017)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotD: WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 21-08-2017 09:00 t/m 22-08-2017 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
At the end of this module, students will have learned which method may serve which types of research questions, and will be able to assess the ethical and practical viability of each such method. They will also have grasped which methods (and their implied epistemological traditions and theoretical underpinnings) will be appropriate for pursuing their own individual research interest. Students will have learned how to express all these aspects of the methodology trajectory in oral and written form, by way of participating in in-class debate, of a group presentation, and of a written methodology assignment.
Inhoud
This module will re-introduce students to the methods and methodologies that are viable in the field of new media studies in the humanities at Utrecht University. On top of this, students wil engage in meta-reflection about the conceptual underpinnings these methods; ie. they will learn about the traditions, assumptions and the explicit or implicit connections with certain new media theories in the humanities that are taught in the concomitant New Media Theories module. In connection with learning to identify the assumptions and traditions behind these methods, students will learn to assess the possible ethical issues involved in the application of each individual method and the justification in light of research ethics when formulating a methodology or research question.

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.
Ingangseisen
Er moet voldaan zijn aan de cursus:
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Voorkennis
General knowledge of and insight in debates and practices in the field of media studies.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Any BA course with a cultural, sociological, or philosophical focus on media and/or communication.
Bronnen van zelfstudie
- Brennen, Bonnie S. 2012. Qualitataive Research Methods for Media Studies. New York: 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
Diverse
€25 voor verplicht festivalbezoek Impakt festival
Aanbevolen materiaal
Reader
New Media Studies Method Reader - Third Edition (available here: newmediastudies.nl/pdf/Method_Reader.pdf).
Werkvormen
Seminar

Algemeen
This module will consist of group seminar work by way of in-class debate, as well as an oral presentation and a written methodology assignment. Each seminar will start by working through the assigned literature on new media methods, followed by a discussion on example methodologies. Students will also engage in a mock-ethics debate at some point during the block.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students need to prepare the assigned compulsory literature; that is read the literature and prepare a number of questions about or raise issues with the literature. Where relevant, students will ask to draw connections with the theories that are taught in the concomittant New Media Theories module. Also, students will be asked to prepare one group presentation, one mock-ethics controversy, and one individual written methodology assignment.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
The group work in this module consists of the preparation of one methods presentation and one mock-ethics presentation. They are also expected to actively participate in classroom debate.

Toetsen
Actieve deelname
Weging10
Minimum cijfer-

Opdracht
Weging60
Minimum cijfer-

Paper
Weging30
Minimum cijfer5,5

Beoordeling
Students are graded on 1) their ability to express methodological issues and concerns in oral as well as written form, 2) their in-depth understanding of the assumptions behind each method and its connection to a theoretical tradition, and 3) their ability to identify and orally present ethical concerns in a new media methods case study.

Deadlines
To be announced.

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