Folksonomy | Research Project is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:07:04 +1000 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:07:04 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Designing Research for Qualitative Data Analysis Qualitative data analysis aims to make sense of the abundant varied mostly nonnumeric forms of information that accrue during an investigation As qualitative researchers we reflect not only on each piece of data by itself but also on all the data as an integrated blended composite package Increasingly qualitative researchers are participants in interdisciplinary mixed-methods research teams for which analytic and interpretive processes are necessarily complementary distinct clearly articulated and critical to the larger investigation We search for insight meaning understanding and larger patterns of knowledge intent and action in what we generate as data Approaching this task in a responsive inductive transparent yet systematic way demands our best balance of good science appropriate rigor and quality and openness to unanticipated findings Many qualitative studies now include multiple sources of data including narrative or textual and visual e g photographs videos creative works and art and theatric or performative components information for analysis Thorne 2008 describes the analytic process as moving from pieces to patterns p 142 through the activities of organizing reading and reviewing mindfully coding reflection thematic derivation and finding meaning Jennifer B Averill Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:07:04 +1000 Media content analysis Its uses benefits and best practice methodology Macnamara J R Media content analysis its uses benefits and best practice methodology online Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal Vol 6 No 1 2005 1-34 Availability lt https search informit com au documentSummary dn 200705762 res IELAPA gt ISSN 1440-4389 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:52:18 +1000 Style An Introduction to History Theory Research and Pedagogy Style An Introduction to History Theory Research and Pedagogy conducts an in-depth investigation into the long and complex evolution of style in the study of rhetoric and writing The theories research methods and pedagogies covered here offer a conception of style as more than decoration or correctness mdash views that are still prevalent in many college settings as well as in public discourse The book begins by tracing origins of style in sophistic-era Greece moving from there to alternative and non-Western rhetorical traditions showing style as always inventive and even at times subversive Although devalued in subsequent periods including the twentieth century contemporary views now urge for renewed attention to the scholarly and pedagogical possibilities of style as experimentation and risk rather than as safety and conformity These contemporary views include work in areas of rhetoric and composition such as basic writing language difference digital and multimodal discourse feminist rhetorics and rhetorical grammar Later chapters in this book also explore a variety of disciplines and research methods mdash sociolinguistics and dialectology literary and rhetorical stylistics discourse and conversation analysis and World Englishes Finally teachers and students will appreciate a final chapter that explains practical teaching methods provides ideas for assignments and activities and surveys textbooks that promote a rhetorical stance toward style Brian Ray 2015 Ray B 2015 Style An Introduction to History Theory Research and Pedagogy Parlor Press Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:35:59 +1000 What is discourse analysis by Dr Stephanie Taylor Stephanie Taylor NCRMUK Published on 27 Mar 2015 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:52:37 +1000 This Unruly a repository of video cut-ups clips and literature reviews This Unruly is an evolving web repository of theory and practice related to recombinatory video appropriation practices involving video re-purposing re-mixing collage and cut-up techniques The site includes examples of YouTube clips as well as a literature review of articles and academic papers which relate to the subject Content within the site has been organised using a provisional taxonomy that centres on formal aesthetic creative and experimental features In doing so this marks a departure from more conventional approaches which generally seek to locate works according to established art historical developments and stylistic conventions The site which was created by Simon Perkins is an extension to posts about the practice of video cut-ups that were initially made to the Folksonomy co in 2016 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:31:35 +1000 Writing a Literature Review Using Thematic Groupings In a literature review organized thematically you group and discuss your sources in terms of the themes theoretical concepts and topics that either you decide are important to understanding your topic or that you have identified from reviewing the key studies on your topic This structure is considered stronger than the chronological organization because you define the theories constructs categories or themes that are important to your research In these types of reviews you explain why certain information is treated together and your headings define your unique organization of the topic The sequence of the concepts or themes should be from broad to specific Sally Jensen 09 September 2013 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:25:52 +1000 Window to the World a speculative augmented reality experience In a concept project Toyota Motor Europe and the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design envision car windows as touchscreens that allow passengers to interact with the passing scenery Dubbed the Window to the World the glass would be used like an Etch-a-Sketch toy where riders can trace objects they see outside to create a drawing They would also be able to see a zoomed view of distant objects or gauge their distance from the vehicle Los Angeles Times 23 July 2011 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:41:04 +1000 The Materiality of Research Woven into the Fabric of the Text Subversive Material Metaphors in Academic Writing In the social sciences though often we write about our research as if theories and arguments are buildings Theories have frameworks and foundations and they need support Arguments can be constructed shored up by facts and buttressed with a solid line of reasoning Sometimes they can be shaky and even fall down But as well as communicating what we mean metaphors structure our thinking Or at least the metaphors we choose when we write can reveal a great deal about underlying assumptions The theories-as-buildings metaphor always makes me imagine an enormous wall made of rectangular bricks orderly and straight progressing upwards and onwards The researcher s job is to climb the scaffolding find a gap near the top and make a brick to fill it or to knock a few crumbling bricks out and replace them with others strong and freshly fired Or rarely to grab a spade and start digging a new foundation because this metaphor doesn t work like Minecraft bricks can t float unsupported Why does this way of thinking about knowledge hold such sway over us For one thing it offers a comforting sense of progress and control Buildings have blueprints their construction appears to proceed in a predictable fashion engineers can calculate precisely where the load bearing walls and lintels need to be construction workers know how to mix the mortar so it won t crumble Making buildings is also something that happens in the public sphere even with houses the insides only become private when the work is finished and people move in And though we all know full well that knowledge creation doesn t actually happen in the controlled and predictable way the metaphor implies this is the structure that it imposes on our writing an activity that is orderly involves rationality over emotion and inhabits the public sphere not the private Katie Collins 27 May 2016 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:32:23 +1000 Constellations A participatory online application for research collaboration in higher education interdisciplinary courses The research establishes a model for online learning centering on the needs of integrative knowledge practices Through the metaphor of Constellations the practice-based research explores the complexities of working within interdisciplinary learning contexts and the potential of tools such as the Folksonomy learning platform for providing necessary conceptual support Sun, 01 May 2016 01:25:55 +1000 The Stances of the Observer in Participant Observation The degree to which the researcher involves himself herself in participation in the culture under study makes a difference in the quality and amount of data he she will be able to collect GOLD 1958 has provided a description of observer stances that extend Buford JUNKER s explanation of four theoretical stances for researchers conducting field observations GOLD relates the four observation stances as follows At one extreme is the complete participant who is a member of the group being studied and who conceals his her researcher role from the group to avoid disrupting normal activity The disadvantages of this stance are that the researcher may lack objectivity the group members may feel distrustful of the researcher when the research role is revealed and the ethics of the situation are questionable since the group members are being deceived In the participant as observer stance the researcher is a member of the group being studied and the group is aware of the research activity In this stance the researcher is a participant in the group who is observing others and who is interested more in observing than in participating as his her participation is a given since he she is a member of the group This role also has disadvantages in that there is a trade off between the depth of the data revealed to the researcher and the level of confidentiality provided to the group for the information they provide The observer as participant stance enables the researcher to participate in the group activities as desired yet the main role of the researcher in this stance is to collect data and the group being studied is aware of the researcher s observation activities In this stance the researcher is an observer who is not a member of the group and who is interested in participating as a means for conducting better observation and hence generating more complete understanding of the group s activities MERRIAM 1998 points out that while the researcher may have access to many different people in this situation from whom he she may obtain information the group members control the level of information given As ADLER and ADLER 1994 p 380 note this peripheral membership role enables the researcher to observe and interact closely enough with members to establish an insider s identity without participating in those activities constituting the core of group membership The opposite extreme stance from the complete participant is the complete observer in which the researcher is completely hidden from view while observing or when the researcher is in plain sight in a public setting yet the public being studied is unaware of being observed In either case the observation in this stance is unobtrusive and unknown to participants 21 Barbara B Kawulich 2005 Kawulich B 2005 Participant Observation as a Data Collection Method Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum Qualitative Social Research 6 2 Retrieved from http www qualitative-research net index php fqs article view 466 996 Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:21:24 +1000 The place and value of research modelled on generalisable simplicity The health professional education community is struggling with a number of issues regarding the place and value of research in the field including the role of theory-building versus applied research the relative value of generalisable versus contextually rich localised solutions and the relative value of local versus multi-institutional research In part these debates are limited by the fact that the health professional education community has become deeply entrenched in the notion of the physical sciences as presenting a model for ideal research The resulting emphasis on an imperative of proof in our dominant research approaches has translated poorly to the domain of education with a resulting denigration of the domain as soft and unscientific and a devaluing of knowledge acquired to date Similarly our adoption of the physical sciences imperative of generalisable simplicity has created difficulties for our ability to represent well the complexity of the social interactions that shape education and learning at a local level Glenn Regehr 2010 Regehr G 2010 It rsquo s NOT rocket science rethinking our metaphors for research in health professions education Medical Education 44 1 31-39 doi 10 1111 j 1365-2923 2009 03418 x Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:43:27 +1000 Rhetorical functions in academic writing Introducing The purpose of the introduction is to show your reader what you are doing in your writing It is also helpful to explain why you are doing it and how you are doing it In many parts of your writing - but especially in introductions - you may need to provide background information and introduce new concepts or ideas and provide a description of how you are going to proceed in the rest of your writing In the following text after giving some background information to justify the research sentence 10 introduces the rest of the report Andy Gillett Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:22:06 +1000 Interview Guide Development A 4-Stage Funnel Approach In-depth interviewers and focus group moderators typically work from an outline of relevant topics and questions that guides them through the interview or discussion The guide is intended to be just that a guide and not a strict prescriptive document With the guide the ultimate goal is to enable the interviewer or moderator to efficiently incorporate all of the issues that are important to achieving the research objectives Maintaining clarity throughout the interview or discussion on the related issues is actually a more essential purpose of the guide than the actual questions or follow-up probes it may contain The most typical and effective approach in constructing an interview or discussion guide is to begin broadly and progressively narrow the topic area to the subject matter of greatest importance to the research objectives i e a funnel approach Margaret R Roller Research Design Review Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:53:35 +1000 Speculating about technologically saturated consumerist spaces Digital technologies were born out of and have become fundamental to the processes of global capitalism in terms of production finance media and entertainment extracting data and surveying its insatiable technoconsumers whilst simultaneously presenting itself in the guise of augmentation Andre Sampaio Kong Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:03:43 +1000 A Guide to Practice Based Research Practice-based Research is an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of that practice In a doctoral thesis claims of originality and contribution to knowledge may be demonstrated through creative outcomes in the form of designs music digital media performances and exhibitions Whilst the significance and context of the cl aims are described in words a full understanding can only be obtained with direct reference to the outcomes Linda Candy 2006 Creativity and Cognition Studios Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:53:44 +1000