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.
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.|
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||)|
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
|General knowledge of and insight in debates and practices in the field of media studies.|
Bronnen van zelfstudie
|Any BA course with a cultural, sociological, or philosophical focus on media and/or communication.|
|- 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.
|€25 voor verplicht festivalbezoek Impakt festival|
|New Media Studies Method Reader - Third Edition (available here: newmediastudies.nl/pdf/Method_Reader.pdf).|Werkvormen
AlgemeenThis 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 bijeenkomstenStudents 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 groepswerkThe 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.
BeoordelingStudents 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.
DeadlinesTo be announced.