Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Research Framing Practise Lecture 3 Notes

Research Approach and Issues


  • discover new information
  • interpret information
  • develop your understanding
  • wide range of matters relating to creative practise in specialist field
  • begin to look at info, images, surround with theories
  • research that may not fit but might be relevant later
  • parameters - particular time period, specific genre - more defined as progress - might be fuzzy now and make sense later
  • divergent research - about advancement of knowledge
  • exploratory - researcher's curioisity
  • without practicial defined subject end
  • awareness of contexts and range of ideas out there
  • convergent research/ applied - interest in looking at a specific subject
  • generate keywords - specific to area know what to develop research on - use to search with
  • Primary research - collection of original research/ data e.g - paintings, furniture, films , clothing, buildings, etc - seen at first hand
  • museums a greta place for this - helps to know your subject by experience of first hand
  • interviews, questionaires, surveys - only if 50+ for questionaire
  • mentioned in appendix and reffered to
  • first hand visual research - direct observation make a lsit of questions on subject
  • arrive at main question through lots of sub-questions that eventually lead to it


  • structured with questions
  • ground - work - prepare
  • avoid leading questions and excessive guidance
  • know about subjects you wan't to talk to


  • fixed - don't change question
  • explain purpose for best response
  • simple questions and keep short
  • anonymity
  • considered age range, gender, etc to compare evidence
  • tick boxes
  • can be 2 - 3 questions long

  • application of question to range of examples
  • set question/ task for self
  • define area
  • range of examples - quantative
  • draw upon the details
  • compare and analyses other examples within genre

Theory to analyse Primary

  • explain author's text
  •  then introduce premise
  • examples on My Uca


  • Internet - Published source - credited by ...
  • one person's view
  • can use wikipedia as starting point for summary information but don't reference from it
  • should not use - social networks, non crediablitable sites, comments, reviews from interntional databases
  • online resources and ebrary are useful - use them
  • academic  research - reading guide
  • intro - overview
  • conclusion - what author found out
  • contents page - target specific chapters and themes
  • bibliography - research sources


  • 3 - 5 mins to present research and ideas to get feedback from staff and students

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