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What can you do with what you’ve found? Implications for the wider world Week 13
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Review from Wednesday: Ways of seeing No method is perfect All research is human endeavor—different methods account for our human limitations in different ways Different ways of seeing still have to be rigorous—the desire to understand and interpret findings with as little “error” as possible is constant across methods
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Researcher bias: Objectivity? Expectancy bias Cultural blinders Personal State v Variation between researchers ( intercoder reliability ) Subject factors Ø  Hawthorne effect v  Placebo effects Ø  Demand  characteristics q  Informant selectivity Different Ways of Seeing
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Triangulated/mixed methods findings Can be… v Convergent v Inconsistent v Contradictory Strengths and drawbacks of these approaches o this research?  Replication
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What role should research play in addressing societal problems? Researchers try to avoid being normative (saying
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Unformatted text preview: what should be) • But what if your work can be used to improve people’s lives? Enter…. • Academic-advocacy, engaged scholarship, community research, participatory action research • How do we do research that serves traditional academic goals and purposes—and new ones, Examples of academic advocacy • Voces Moviles: http://vozmob.net/ • Media Mobilizing project: http://mediamobilizing.org • Triangle Project: http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/triangle/ • What are the advantages of these approaches? – Opportunity to put research into action, – Can do research in service of the community – Can effect real change • What are the drawbacks? – Navigating different needs, audiences, and ways of doing things – Paradigm and practice differences – Can take a very long time to see results (different timelines)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT Comm 300 taught by Professor Katz during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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