Unit 3 – Research Techniques

Learning Outcome

1 Understand the nature and purposes of research in the creative media industries

2 Be able to apply a range of research methods and techniques

3 Be able to present results of research

Unit 3 – Research Assignment Brief

FMP – Research -breakdown

unit3 Research

Resources

Textbooks
Baylis P, Freedman A, Procter N et al – BTEC Level 3 National Creative Media Production, Student Book (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 978-1846906725
Bertrand I and Hughes P – Media Research Methods: Audiences, Institutions, Texts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) ISBN 978-0333960950
Blaxter L et al – How to Research (Open University Press, 2006) ISBN 978-0335217465
Danscombe M – The Good Research Guide (Open University Press, 2007) ISBN 978-0335220229
Davies M – Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) ISBN 978-403993793
Dawson C – A Practical Guide to Research Methods (How To Books Ltd, 2007) ISBN 978-845282301
Kumar R – Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners (Sage Publications, 2005) ISBN 978-1412911948
Sparkes G – Media Effects Research: A Basic Overview (Wadsworth, 2009) ISBN 978-0495568544
Wimmer R D and Dominick J R – Mass Media Research: An Introduction (Wadsworth, 2005) ISBN 978-0534647186

Journals
Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods
Qualitative Market Research
Research Magazine

Websites
http://www.alertnet.org/aletnet.nsf – Reuters news agency
http://www.archive.org/ – an internet archive site
http://www.bbcfootage.com – BBC film archives
http://www.britmovieco.uk – British movie archive
http://www.businessballs.com – a great business site with lots of information on research techniques, demographics, etc
http://www.gamasutra.com – a sister publication to the print magazine Game Developer
http://www.guardian.co.uk – The Guardian and The Observer
http://www.imdb.com – internet movie database
http://www.monitor.bbc.co.uk – BBC Worldwide News Monitoring
http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ – Research Councils UK site
http://www.red3d.com/cwr/games – portal site with links to game research and technology
http://www.research.scea.com – Sony game research
http://www.research-live.com/ – Research Magazine website

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