Media Independent Research
Subject Databases: find journal articles (i.e. academic magazine), which can be useful for research
Locate: search for books/journals which can borrow from library or read online (login to “my account” to renew books)
Centre for Academic Writing (CAW)
- Check for title/structure of essays and dissertations
- Help for reference
Google Scholar: access to scholarly materials
We have to think about a research topic and the research process as well. Finally we come up with three presentation methods.
Discuss a topic → What is it about? → How to present?
Topic: How the social media change people’s life? (the way to connect with people, how to get information)
Research Process: questionnaire, readings (books, journals), interview (focus group), search online
Presentation Methods: video (short film)/ magazine/ PPT → These are three possible methods, but we think that we need to depend on our research result to decide which method we are going to use.
- topic should avoid too wide (like a cake, we cannot eat the whole cake once a time, so we need to cut it into pieces)
– What social media?
– Change whose life?
2. influence/ effect/ impact/ significance