Context: As we said, research can come in many forms. Some of the best sources of research are field research and experiential in nature: interviews, surveys, data collection, ethnographic methods, participation in an event or meeting, and so on. Analyzing a source that seems particularly important to your topic can help focus your research efforts and therefore assist you in conducting further research.
1. Think about a type of field (interview, observation, survey, etc.) or experiential (participation, performance, service) research that you can incorporate into your project. Please note: the field or experiential research doesn’t have to be complete by this point – you can discuss something that you plan to do this semester.
2. Highlight one field/experiential source that seems particularly important to your topic. Analyze and discuss:
a. Why do you think this source is valuable to your research?
b. What kind of research is this: (an interview, a performance, etc.). Why is that particular type of source important to your research?
c. Who is the audience for this source?
3. As with the Source Analysis, briefly write about where your research might go from here. What types of sources might you find as a result of this one? What types of sources might you find to contrast or balance with this one?
Due: By midnight on Sunday, October 10 via Canvas.
The Field/Experiential Source Analysis will be factored into the Unit 2 Research Steps/homework portion of the course grade, 35%.