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Qualitative Researching !

May 31, 2010 by

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Qualitative research “must be a convincing argument systematically presenting data to support the researcher’s case and to refute alternative explanations”(Morse 1994). This week’s reading by Liamputtong on researching part two reinforces the ideas behind qualitative research and clarifies the major differences between Quantative research and Qualitative research. In essence, Qualitative research is the central process […]

Researching -#5

May 31, 2010 by

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This week’s focus is on ‘Researching’, the main method that will be essential to our research proposals. In the assessment we have been asked to construct a diary and a subject from which we will carry out a research project on. In order to assist us with this process, these readings have allowed us to […]

Mediation Time …

May 31, 2010 by

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Following on from domestication, this week’s reading revolved around the idea of time. Through Scannel and Hartley’s texts, I have discovered the notion of time to be fundamental in the journalistic world. Time is the factor that parts of the media, i.e. television, use in order to fit accordingly with certain people and places.  For […]

Domestication Post #1

May 31, 2010 by

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This week’s reading ‘Domestication’ by Silverstone was an intriguing concept that awakens us to a different angle of media culture, one that incorporates our media usage into everyday life. Domestication is referred to as “something human beings did to enhance and secure their everyday lives” however can also be perceived as “variations of technologically facilitated […]

The Networked Society

May 25, 2010 by

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  Networks have become foundational to the organisation of contemporary social life. Today, according to Castells, we live in a ‘network society’. This is a society that is made up of interconnected nodes, and this network is created and sustained by flows of messages among communicators through space and time. An example of the impact […]

Semiotics – the meaning of meaning

May 25, 2010 by

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When I first heard we were studying semiotics this week, I have to admit I wasn’t the most excited I’ve ever been.  The “study of how signs produce meaning and by extension the processes by which we understand, make sense of and socially organize the world” (Scotty Shaner) doesn’t sound like the most enthralling of […]

Thongs

May 24, 2010 by

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Signs and meanings is this weeks topic which features understanding what we consider a sign and how different factors affect our perspective of it all. There are a few interesting aspects in this week’s study of signs. One of the core concepts that Ferdinand de Sassure and V.N. Volosinov discuss is the meaning being more […]