How media present disaster news

My Plan
Research question :
1) How media present disaster news
(Reference case :  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26153889)
2) How Audience perceived and understands the news.
Background theory : Media Normative Theory and Audience Analysis
Research Methodology : Mixed Methodology  Question 1 > Content Analysis (: Media Normative Theory)  Question 2 > Audience Analysis (questionnaire)
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Criteria
The topic has been selected because it offers a range of research possibilities, you are expected to show your sociological research skill by identifying an original focus from the material.  You are encouraged to design your own focus/inquiry and hence research proposal and do so with the aim of providing original insights into the topic/issue.
You could, for instance, examine the way in which the item itself is presented, the underlying assumptions and then investigate what might be the effects of the item on public perceptions.  Alternately, you could take one possibly minor point in the item and develop a research proposal around it.
Content of the proposal
This assessment is designed to test your capacity to generate appropriate research questions, deploy appropriate combinations of methods to investigate them in a multi-strategy research design, combine qualitative and quantitative methods where relevant, show an awareness of the connections between research aims and epistemology, display a well-developed ethical literacy, demonstrate the capacity to analyze data and discuss anticipated research findings and their implications. The proposal is expected to be as professionally presented and imaginative as possible. It needs to contain the following elements, although the form and order in which you follow them is up to you.
A) Non-Technical Summary
Provide a 300 word abstract summarizing your proposed social research for a non-technical audience. You will be rewarded for clarity and accessibility.  (you may include or add this to the word count)
B) Research Question(s)
You will be rewarded for clearly defined research questions that can be investigated or explored by the research methods selected.
C) Context for the Research
Explain how the research addresses the needs of its audience(s). You will be rewarded for indicating how the research design relates to previous research on the topic, current social issues and current debates in theoretical Sociology.
D) Research Aims and Objectives
You will be rewarded for clear statements of aims and objectives that imaginatively address the research brief.
E) Methodologies
Show how data are to be collected and analyzed and how they are to be used to evaluate the research question(s). Anticipate challenges to the validity and reliability of the research. You will be rewarded for explicit justification of your chosen data collection strategy, assessment of your choices relative to available alternate strategies and discussion of epistemology/ontology. You should use at least 2 methods covered in this course and methodological pluralism is positively encouraged.
F) Likely Data Outcomes and Methods of Analysis
Indicate what kinds of data you anticipate your proposal will generate and say how you would analyze it. Consider the possible findings of you proposed research and their implications.
G) Ethical Issues
Discuss what sorts of research relationships you anticipate and any possible ethical issues raised by your proposed research. Consult the British Sociological Association and the ESRC ethical guidelines. You will be rewarded for evidence of well developed levels of ethical literacy.
H) Dissemination Strategy
Indicate how you would publicize your findings. You will be rewarded for imaginative dissemination strategies aimed at non-academic audiences.
Additional info:
Do not worry about the cost of your research. If, for instance, you want to survey the entire population (which would be costly), you do not need to provide a budget but you do need to provide a rationale for why you believe this is appropriate.

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How media present disaster news

My Plan
Research question :
1) How media present disaster news
(Reference case :  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26153889)
2) How Audience perceived and understands the news.
Background theory : Media Normative Theory and Audience Analysis
Research Methodology : Mixed Methodology  Question 1 > Content Analysis (: Media Normative Theory)  Question 2 > Audience Analysis (questionnaire)
——————————————————–
Criteria
The topic has been selected because it offers a range of research possibilities, you are expected to show your sociological research skill by identifying an original focus from the material.  You are encouraged to design your own focus/inquiry and hence research proposal and do so with the aim of providing original insights into the topic/issue.
You could, for instance, examine the way in which the item itself is presented, the underlying assumptions and then investigate what might be the effects of the item on public perceptions.  Alternately, you could take one possibly minor point in the item and develop a research proposal around it.
Content of the proposal
This assessment is designed to test your capacity to generate appropriate research questions, deploy appropriate combinations of methods to investigate them in a multi-strategy research design, combine qualitative and quantitative methods where relevant, show an awareness of the connections between research aims and epistemology, display a well-developed ethical literacy, demonstrate the capacity to analyze data and discuss anticipated research findings and their implications. The proposal is expected to be as professionally presented and imaginative as possible. It needs to contain the following elements, although the form and order in which you follow them is up to you.
A) Non-Technical Summary
Provide a 300 word abstract summarizing your proposed social research for a non-technical audience. You will be rewarded for clarity and accessibility.  (you may include or add this to the word count)
B) Research Question(s)
You will be rewarded for clearly defined research questions that can be investigated or explored by the research methods selected.
C) Context for the Research
Explain how the research addresses the needs of its audience(s). You will be rewarded for indicating how the research design relates to previous research on the topic, current social issues and current debates in theoretical Sociology.
D) Research Aims and Objectives
You will be rewarded for clear statements of aims and objectives that imaginatively address the research brief.
E) Methodologies
Show how data are to be collected and analyzed and how they are to be used to evaluate the research question(s). Anticipate challenges to the validity and reliability of the research. You will be rewarded for explicit justification of your chosen data collection strategy, assessment of your choices relative to available alternate strategies and discussion of epistemology/ontology. You should use at least 2 methods covered in this course and methodological pluralism is positively encouraged.
F) Likely Data Outcomes and Methods of Analysis
Indicate what kinds of data you anticipate your proposal will generate and say how you would analyze it. Consider the possible findings of you proposed research and their implications.
G) Ethical Issues
Discuss what sorts of research relationships you anticipate and any possible ethical issues raised by your proposed research. Consult the British Sociological Association and the ESRC ethical guidelines. You will be rewarded for evidence of well developed levels of ethical literacy.
H) Dissemination Strategy
Indicate how you would publicize your findings. You will be rewarded for imaginative dissemination strategies aimed at non-academic audiences.
Additional info:
Do not worry about the cost of your research. If, for instance, you want to survey the entire population (which would be costly), you do not need to provide a budget but you do need to provide a rationale for why you believe this is appropriate.

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *