Researching Digital Cultures (ARIN3620)


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.

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


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

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 senior credit points from Digital Cultures



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