Ritically discuss how one method in Media and Cultural Studies presented in term 2 of the module has been applied to an aspect of everyday life

 Critically discuss how one method in Media and Cultural Studies presented in
term 2 of the module has been applied to an aspect of everyday life.

Essay guidence given to me by university:

1. The essay title asks you to pick one of the methods in media and cultural
studies we looked at in term 2. The methods are ethnography, critical discourse
analysis, and document analysis. In three blocks of two, the first six lectures on
the module first explained the method, then in the second week showed how that
method has been applied to an aspect of media or culture.

2.You need to explain the method, and show how it has already been applied to
an everyday practice. Showing methods in action is always part of how they are
explained in the textbooks so finding a suitable example should not be difficult.

3.You DO NOT need to apply the method to a detailed example of your own. Any material involving an example of your own will not count towards the mark.

4. Assess the strengths and weakness of the method. What does it do well, and
what sort of questions is it less successful at coping with?


Ive chosen ethnography for you to look at.

Ethnographic methods:
Participant observation
Interviews
Questionnaires
Diaries, recordings
Virtual ethnography

Ive attached a document that goes into greater detail about the different areas within ethnogrpahy. All this information was origionaly came from a powerpoint which was given out to students by the university.

Many thanks!
Research Methods for Cultural Studies Michael Pickering
Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice Chris Barker
Researching Culture: Qualitative Method and Cultural Studies Pertti Alasuutari