Rom the perspective of your own discipline, critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of any TWO research methods discussed on this module.

Research methods discussed on this module were: interviews,focus groups, ethnography, content analysis.
Essay Assessment Criteria:
1.Knowledge and understanding of two research methods, and a critical understanding
of the usefulness and potential limitations of these methods.
2.Evidence of the ability to assess the relevance and applicability of two research
methods to your own study and academic discipline.
3.Evidence of relevant, independent reading and research appropriately applied to your
essay and clearly represented in your bibliography.
4.The clear presentation of your work together with evidence of careful editing and
proofing.

Rom the perspective of your own discipline, critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of any TWO research methods discussed on this module.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TWO: ESSAY

Essay (1,500 words)I require ten percent less at 1350 words:
From the perspective of your own discipline, critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of any TWO research methods discussed on this module.

Essay Assessment Criteria:
1. Knowledge and understanding of two research methods, and a critical understanding of the usefulness and potential limitations of these methods.
2. Evidence of the ability to assess the relevance and applicability of two research methods to your own study and academic discipline.
3. Evidence of relevant, independent reading and research appropriately applied to your essay and clearly represented in your bibliography.
4. The clear presentation of your work together with evidence of careful editing and proofing.

The two reserach methods I have chosen are

-Interviews
Content analysis

you may decide if its easier to use Ethnography/FocusGroups

Length, format and style
There is a leeway of 10% either side of the word count for each assignment. Each assignment needs to contain references and a full bibliography.

Referencing: All the books and articles you have used should be listed in full in a Bibliography at the end of the essay. They should be listed in alphabetical order of surnames.

There are also different conventions for how to list a source depending on whether it is a book, a chapter in a book by a different author, a journal article, a newspaper article, etc. Consult the following referencing guide for further details: harvard.htm

Presentation: Your essay must be typed or word-processed. It should be at least 1.5-spaced, with generous margins. Indented quotes and the bibliography may be single-spaced.

Some SOurces to use
Hammersley, M. and Atkinson, P., 2007. Ethnography: principles in practice London: Routledge, pp. 1 19.
i?? Dicks, B., 2005. Qualitative research and hypermedia : ethnography for the digital age. London: Sage.
OReilly, K., 2009. Key concepts in ethnography. London: Sage.

i?? Adams, S., 2009. Interviewing for journalists. London: Routledge.
i?? Clayman, S., 2002. The news interview: journalists and public figures on the air. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

My Chosen Discipline is Journalism so must relate back to that, When choosing sources keep it varied books journals etc.

Thank you very much in advance.