Units of Study

ARIN3620 - Researching Digital Cultures

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Cesar Alberto Albarran Torres

Description

How do people use new media technologies? To answer this question you need to know how to conduct research: a systematic investigation using carefully chosen and ethically sound methods. In this unit students prepare a research proposal to improve knowledge about the social implications of the latest developments in information technologies. They build their methodology by choosing a combination of methods: ethnography, interviews, surveys, online methods, discourse analysis, content analysis or case studies.

Assessments

1x2000wd research blog (40%), 1x2500wd research proposal (45%), participation (15%)

Textbooks

ARIN3620 Course Reader.
Recommended reading:
Jensen, K. (2002) Handbook of Media and Communication Research. London and New York: Routledge

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

18 senior credit points

Prohibitions

ARIN2000

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ARIN3620

 

Lecture

         

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