HFMK03502U Research Design and Empirical Methods - Seminar A: Archives, Style Statistics, and Cultural Documents
Master in Film and Media Studies, 2019-curriculum
In this seminar, we will explore different research designs related to moving image works as sources of data, exploring both statistical style analysis and longer-standing traditions of content analysis. Can we use films and television shows as cultural documents, illuminating wider social trends? If so, how? We will also examine different ways of exploring cinema as a social phenomenon, taking our inspiration from the innovative work in New Cinema History, and look at how archives and other cultural institutions work with digital media to engage users.
At the examination, the student is able to demonstrate:
Knowledge and understanding of:
- the application of qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods to answer a given research question.
- the theoretical bases underpinning different qualitative and quantitative methods, their respective explanatory efficacy, and how they are embedded in different research traditions.
- mixed-method strategies, including the use of digital IT tools, their complex interaction, and how they may be applied to different film and media research questions.
- formulate a research question and develop a complex, theoretical research design that necessitates the application of several empirical methods.
- use different tools to collect and analyse different types and amounts of data and reflect critically on the tools used and the results achieved.
- present a research design and argue for the selected methods in both written and spoken forms.
- select and combine the right methodological and theoretical tools to address a research question.
- assess the chosen strategy and the applicability and validity of the research in relation to specific functions and contexts.
plan, conduct and present the results of empirical research based on film and media theory and methodology.
The joint seminars rely on a textbook on research designs and empirical methods. The seminar tracks use academic texts within the particular field that the seminar focuses on. Teaching and readings are predominantly in English.
knowledge of these methods on their own during the semester.
- Course Preparation
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Exam registration requirements
Active class participation is defined as:
- 2-3 approved oral or written exercises set by the seminar lecturer (10-15-minute presentation or 3-5 standard pages per submission).
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
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Criteria for exam assesment
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Exams are conducted in English or Danish