How do people make and 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: big data analysis; ethnography, interviews, surveys, online methods, discourse analysis, content analysis and/or case studies.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd Research blog (45%), 1x2500wd Research proposal (45%), Tutorial participation (10%)
12 Senior credit points in Digital CulturesProhibitions