Your third week’s mission is now available:
- Having watched the in-class video, perused the handouts and read Chapter 2 of our Media Effects textbook, pick one of the four scientific methods (content analysis, survey, experiment, epidemiological approach) and briefly discuss an example of how you would use it. Post this as a comment in a 200 words or less, while using the textbook, readings and/or personal experience.
Deadline: 30st Jan, Tuesday, 11pm
Besides the textbook and the handouts, here are some related materials:
- Joystiq: Tyra Banks downs level 60 baby neglecter (Video)
- Google Video: “We Want Your Soul” (remixed using 1hr of daytime TV footage)
- YouTube Video: “We Want Your Soul” (Adam Freeland’s original music video)
- At Home with Good and Evil: The Politics of Domestic Violence – An interesting discussion of an unusual social science experiment that sought to determine if arresting people deterred crime.
- Causation – A pictorial representation of the criteria that need to be met in order to establish a causal relationship.
- Correlation Coefficient – An interactive page that permits you to inspect the scatterplots for any value of a correlation coefficient.
- Survey Methods – A good overview of the three types of longitudinal survey designs.
- Two explanations of Content Analysis
- Possibly more to come…