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ACMB 02H3 Waldorf University Media Diaries and Digital Ethnography Research Report

ACMB 02H3

Waldorf University

ACMB

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In part 1 you will make a diary with 16 entries

In part 2 you will make a minimum 1000 words diary analysis based on the instructions below.


This assignment has 2 parts, please clearly indicate these parts as distinct sections of your Digital Ethnography Research Proposal.

  1. Media Diary Entries (10 Marks) – 16 entries total across 4 days
    • FOR BONUS MARKS: Add 2 or more extra days to your diary related to the current situation of social distancing and self-isolation related to COVID-19 precautions.
    • If you would like to volunteer to participate in Professor Burchell’s Research Project, then ADDITIONALLY send the Participation COVER SHEET to your tutorial leader in a separate email or Quercus message [brendanc.smith@mail.utoronto.ca] [zedan.xu@mail.utoronto.ca]. After the final marks are posted your diaries will be collected and delinked/anonymized for the project. The coversheet is attached here: RESEARCH PARTICIPATION FORM_Media Diaries_COVER_SHEET.pdf
  1. Media Diary Analysis Report (10 Marks)

The Media Diary Analysis Report [1000-1200 words, not including the Reference List] should include the following components:

  1. [100 words] Introduction:

Write an introduction to your Media Diary Analysis and Auto-Ethnography Research Report, summarizing key findings

  1. [400-500 words]Media Diary Analysis:

Discuss the themes that emerged through the Open Coding and Focused Codingof your diary entries

  • HINT #1: “Coding” involves highlighting or tagging the words and phrases that you’ve used in your diary which demonstrate your unique experience and reflections of using media technologies in everyday life.
  • HINT #2: Remember to employ “Sensitizing Concepts”, “Stories”, and “Problematized Issues” in the analysis of diary entries. You can find these in the text book Ch 9 “Trust the Process”.
  • HINT #2: The concepts of “Audience”, “Fan” and “User” might be useful frameworks for understanding the media practice highlighted in your diary entries. See the Power points from Week 9 and the attached reading here: ROSE_2012_DEFINITIONS_AUDIENCES_FANS_USERS.pdf
  1. [400-500 words] Literature Review and Analysis:

Conduct a literature review of media practices and popular media platforms featured in your diary. Discuss how you have applied the concepts from your literature review to better understand your media diary analysis.

  • HINT #3 See the question list below to help you reflect on and analyze your media use.
  1. [100 words]Conclusion:

Write a conclusionsummarizing your Media Diary Analysis Report

  1. Include a Reference List or Work Cited List as well as proper in-text citations throughout your report.

Here are some questions to help stimulate reflection on media practices for coding and analysis:

  • What media do you rely on most throughout the day? What media do you use sparingly? Do you notice anything interesting (gaps, routines, or differences) in your media usage compared to your friends?
  • Pay particular attention to any words or phrases you use related to the design or functionality of various devices, technology, social media platform. Highlight or ‘code’ all of these phrases, is there anything particular about the way you talk about technology?
  • Highlight or ‘code’ the words or phrases in your diary that talk about any form of social connections and relationships. Do you notice anything particular about your use of technology as part of your social life?
  • Reflect on the timing and frequency of your media use? Highlight or ‘code’ any reflections or contextual clues on time or timing. What can be learnt about your everyday life and your media use through this?
  • Reflect on the types of media that you consume and the types of people or organizations that produced this media. Are you audience member of media products produced by companies? Or do you consume social media content produced by users like you? Do you remix and remake your own media content (like memes and gifs)?

CITATION

Methods of Citation: Please use a consistent and correct style of citation, but with in-text citations that include page numbers where applicable (ie for books, but not a webpage) and a reference/works cited list. Please use either APA 6 or MLA 7 citation format.

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Information/Participation Cover Sheet – ACMB02H3 Methods Assignment #3: Media Diary Task NAME: _____________________________ Assignment Details: Complete a Media Diary Task over 4 days, comprising of weekdays and at least 1 weekend day. Take note of, and reflect upon, your own media-based practices of news consumption, information sharing with others (whether friends, family, classmates, co-workers or other wise), and interpersonal interaction. There is no set template for this assignment, but you MUST INCLUDE THIS COVER SHEET. Be sure to reflect on the various dimensions of practice: -Actions (what are you doing?) -Attention (what are you focusing on while doing this?) -Decisions (what choices are you making?) -Motivations (How did you come to that decision?) Ensure that the diary includes all 3 types of entries each day for a total of AT LEAST 16 entries: Entry Types: 1) Regular Intervals Entries (such as Morning, Afternoon, Evening) reflect the media practices that have just occurred during that part of the day. If you cannot complete one entry at a given interval, then complete it retrospectively at the next interval. For instance, you may want to fill in a “Weekend Evening” entry the next morning rather than just before bed. 2) Event Contingent Entries: reflect on flurries of activity or particular acts that punctuate the day and about which you may have particular reflections that you do not want to forget, though this is not time for a Regular Interval Entry. 3) Medium and Context Entries: Include notes and reflections on how and when you completed the diary, for example: -about the medium of entries: whether you took mental notes, jotted down notes, or typed entries in an app or draft email -about the timing of entries -about the context or environment around you that may have influenced your diary entries Research Participation Details You are invited to contribute this Media Diary to the be part of Prof. Burchell’s (the Researcher) data collection for the research project “The Social life of Information Abundance, Data-mining, and News production”. This is WHOLLY VOLUNTARY and will have NO EFFECT on the related assignment, marks, or course performance in ACMB02H3. If you choose to participate, the hardcopy submitted during Tutorials will be separated from the other assignments once it has been checked by TAs for completion. The tutorial instructor (TA) will remove the diary cover sheet with your name from the diary itself and these will be stored separately in the department until after course marks are submitted. Only after course marks are submitted will the diaries be available to Professor Burchell for the study. Reminder: it is the package of tutorial methods assignments submitted by blackboard at the end of the term that is marked, not the hardcopies submitted during tutorials. Therefore this participation sheet will not be included in the marked package. It is requested that you include your age and gender (though this is not mandatory) at the top of the diary. Remember not to include your name anywhere in the diary, only on this participation cover sheet. Please submit the completed diary with this information/participation as a cover sheet in SINGLE SIDED printed document as a SEPARATE sheet. If you choose to participate, once submitted to your TA your participation in the research will be complete. There is no opportunity for withdrawal after this point – your submissions will have been de-linked from your name. The diaries will be anonymised and any identifying details will be removed. The digital copies of the diaries will be kept in a secure server environment and hard copies will be destroyed. This data will be part of the wider study and contribute to a variety of research publications. Remember participation is voluntary. Please check the corresponding box on the printed copy of this cover sheet regarding your participation: I want my dairy assignment submitted as part of this research. I do not want my diary assignment to be submitted as part of this research. If you have any question about your rights as research participants please contact the Office of Research Ethics (ethics.review@utoronto.ca, 416-946-3273) and please note that the research ethics program may have confidential access to data to help ensure participant protection procedures are followed in accordance with University of Toronto policy. Methods Task #3 Worksheet: These is not a template for your assignment, but worksheets for reflection. [INTERVAL – MORNING] What is your first engagement with Media Consumption or Mediated Interpersonal Communication each day? Reflect on the following dimensions of that engagement. -Actions (what are you doing?) _____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Attention (what are you focusing on while doing this?) _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Decisions (what choices are you making?) ______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Motivations (How did you come to that decision?) __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ [INTERVAL – Daytime] Following on from your first engagement with media use, describe your typical day, either a weekday or weekend day, and how you consume media or engage with people in an interpersonal manner throughout the day. -Actions (what are you doing?) _____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Attention (what are you focusing on while doing this?) _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Decisions (what choices are you making?) ______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Motivations (How did you come to that decision?) __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ [INTERVAL – Nighttime] When do you finish using media or devices at night? Do you keep your phone with you when you sleep? Do you turn off notifications or do you wake up and check the news, social media or messages throughout the night? -Actions (what are you doing?) _____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Attention (what are you focusing on while doing this?) _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Decisions (what choices are you making?) ______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Motivations (How did you come to that decision?) __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ [EVENT CONTINGENT] What is the most intense engagement with media content or people each day? -Actions (what are you doing?) _____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Attention (what are you focusing on while doing this?) _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Decisions (what choices are you making?) ______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Motivations (How did you come to that decision?) __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ [MEDIUM/ CONTEXT] What is the most disruptive or annoying aspect of your engagement with media on a typical day? -Actions (what are you doing?) _____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Attention (what are you focusing on while doing this?) _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Decisions (what choices are you making?) ______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ -Motivations (How did you come to that decision?) __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Media Use, Document, Data, & Objects Overview: Researcher Absent Methods ➢Media Diary – Methods Workshop Task ➢Photo Elicitation /Photo Voice ➢Frame Analysis ➢Audiences, Fans, Users Reminders – KEEP UP Week 8 - March 4 ➢ Media Diary – Methods Workshop Task [SET] Week 9 - March 11 ➢ COMPLETE your Media Diary ➢ Twitter Data Collection – Methods Workshop Task [SET] Week 10 – March 18 ➢ PRINT your Media Diary (Bring x 2 Copies to TUTORIAL) ➢ Coding/Analysis of Media Diaries ➢ COMPLETE your Twitter Data Collection Week 11 - March 25 ➢ PRINT your Twitter Data (Bring x 2 Copies to TUTORIAL) ➢ Coding/Analysis of Twitter Data Researcher Absent vs Unobtrusive methods • Researcher Absent Methods are methods that involve activities of data generation done by the participants without the Researcher’s present. • Researcher Absent Methods allows for more creativity and authentic reflection. • Allows for participant reflexivity to be developed in novel ways. • Allows for new types and forms of data to develop naturally in ways that the Researcher may not expect • Unobtrusive methods are research methods that do not involve interaction between the researcher and the participants: • The researcher amasses data by collecting and analyzing materials that already exist. • Almost anything that has been created or modified by people can be a source of data. • Unobtrusive methods are often used in conjunction with other more interactive methods. These are not ‘Logs Entries’: • NOT Quantitative Data • NOT only about Frequency of Technological Use • NOT only about Mode / Type Media Use Methodological Value of Media Diaries: • Researcher Absent Engagement THE MEDIA DIARY TASK • Qualitative Data • Reflective accounts • Personal Experience Possible Dimensions of Practice for Reflection: • Activity, • Time, • Technology Use, • Interpersonal Communication, • Entertainment/Consumption, THE MEDIA DIARY AND RESEARCH DESIGN Triangulation with Interviews • Personalization of Interview Guide • Structure Layering Technique Sampling Value of Media Diaries: • Time and the Sampling of Experience • Crosses Mediums • Crosses Geographical Locations Complete a Media Diary • Covering 4 days THE MEDIA DIARY TASK REQUIREMENTS • Weekdays & At least 1 weekend day • A Minimum of 16 Entries Include Three Types of Entries EACH DAY • Regular Intervals Entries (ie Morning, Afternoon, Evening) x 2-3 per day • Event-Contingent Entries x 1 per day • Medium/Context Entries x 1 per day Information/ Participation Cover Sheet – ACMB02H3 Methods Assignment # 3: Media Diary Task NAME: _____________________________ Assignment Details: Complete a Media Diary Task over 4 days, comprising of weekdays and at least 1 weekend day. Take note of, and reflect upon, your own media-based practices of news consumption, information sharing with others (whether friends, family, classmates, co-workers or other wise), and interpersonal interaction. There isno set template for this assignment, but you MUST INCLUDE THISCOVER SHEET. Be sure to reflect on the various dimensions of practice: -Actions (what are you doing?) -Attention (what are you focusing on while doing this?) -Decisions (what choices are you making?) -Motivations (How did you come to that decision?) Ensure that the diary includes all 3 types of entries each day for a total of AT LEAST 16 entries: Entry Types: 1) Regular Intervals Entries (such as Morning, Afternoon, Evening) reflect the media practices that have just occurred during that part of the day. If you cannot complete one entry at agiven interval, then complete it retrospectively at the next interval. For instance, you may want to fill in a “Weekend Evening” entry the next morning rather than just before bed. 2) Event Contingent Entries: reflect on flurries of activity or particular acts that punctuate the day and about which you may have particular reflections that you do not want to forget, though this is not time for aRegular Interval Entry. 3) Medium and Context Entries: Include notes and reflections on how and when you completed the diary, for example: -about the medium of entries: whether you took mental notes, jotted down notes, or typed entries in an app or draft email -about the timing of entries -about the context or environment around you that may have influenced your diary entries THE MEDIA DIARY TASK TYPES OF ENTRY: • Interval based entries • Event-contingent entries • Medium/Context based entries Morning Medium / Context Afternoon Event Evening Event THE MEDIA DIARY TASK Ensure that the diary includes all three types of entry for each of the four days: 1) Regular Intervals Entries (ie Morning, Afternoon, Evening) • Reflect on the media practices that have just occurred during that part of the day. • Aim to maintain this schedule. • If you cannot complete one entry at a given interval, then complete it retroactively at the next interval. Morning Medium / Context Afternoon Event Evening Event THE MEDIA DIARY TASK Ensure that the diary includes all three types of entry for each of the four days: 2) Event Contingent Entries: • Reflect on flurries of activity or unique acts that have not coincided with a Regular Interval Entry. • Include particular jottings or reflections that you do not want to forget Morning Medium / Context Afternoon Event Evening Event THE MEDIA DIARY TASK Ensure that the diary includes all three types of entry for each of the four days: Morning 3) Medium and Context Entries: • Include notes and reflections on how and when you completed the diary • • • Note the medium of entries: mental notes, jotted down notes, or typed in an app or draft email Notes about the timing of entries Notes about the context or environment around you that may have influenced your diary entries Medium / Context Afternoon Event Evening Event Studying Media Practices What Media Practices have you engaged in today? • news consumption • information sharing • interpersonal interaction How would you describe these practices in terms of… • Actions (what are you doing?) • Attention (what are you focusing on while doing this?) • Decisions (what choices are you making?) • Motivations (how did you come to that decision?) Research Participation Details You are invited to contribute this Media Diary to the be part of Prof. Burchell’s (the Researcher) data collection for the research project “The Social life of Information Abundance, Data-mining, and News production”. This is WHOLLY VOLUNTARY and will have NO EFFECT on the related assignment, marks, or course performance in ACMB02H3. If you chooseto participate, thehardcopy submitted during Tutorialswill beseparated fromtheother assignmentsonceit hasbeen checked by TAsfor completion. The tutorial instructor (TA) will remove the diary cover sheet with your name fromthe diary itself and these will be stored separately in the department until after course marksaresubmitted. Only after course marks are submitted will the diaries be available to Professor Burchell for the study. Reminder: it isthe package of tutorial methodsassignmentssubmitted by blackboard at the end of the termthat ismarked, not the hardcopiessubmitted during tutorials. Therefore this participation sheet will not beincluded in themarked package. It is requested that you include your age and gender (though this is not mandatory) at the top of the diary. Remember not to includeyour name anywhere in the diary, only on this participation cover sheet. Please submit the completed diary with this information/ participation as a cover sheet in SINGLE SIDED printed document asa SEPARATE sheet. If you choose to participate, once submitted to your TA your participation in the research will be complete. There isno opportunity for withdrawal after thispoint – your submissionswill havebeen de-linked fromyour name. Thediarieswill beanonymised and any identifying detailswill beremoved. Thedigital copiesof the diaries will bekept in a secureserver environment and hard copieswill bedestroyed. Thisdata will bepart of thewider study and contributeto a variety of research publications. Remember participation isvoluntary. Please check the corresponding box on theprinted copy of thiscover sheet regarding your participation: I want my dairy assignment submitted as part of this research. I do not want my diary assignment to be submitted as part of this research. If you have any question about your rights as research participants please contact the Office of Research Ethics (ethics.review@utoronto.ca, 416-946-3273) and please note that the research ethics program may have confidential access to data to help ensure participant protection procedures are followed in accordance with University of Toronto policy. Studying Media Practices • Contribute to my Research Please • Completely Voluntary • Completely Anonymized • No impact on Grades Review: Ethical Fieldwork Researcher should provide information on: • The aims of the research. • Who will be undertaking it. • Who is being asked to participate. • What kind of information is being sought. • How much of the participant’s time is required. Review: Ethical Fieldwork Regarding Participation • That participation in the study is voluntary, but not the assignment. • That responding to all questions is voluntary, you can control your own privacy. • Consent is on-going (ie. Right to Quit), UNTIL submission. Regarding Information Privacy • Who will have access to the data once it is collected • How the anonymity of respondents will be preserved. Logistics • When, how, and with whom participation will take place. • Who should materials be returned to and by when. Media Use, Document, Data, & Objects Overview: Researcher Absent Methods ➢Media Diary – Methods Workshop Task ➢Photo Elicitation /Photo Voice ➢Frame Analysis ➢Audiences, Fans, Users **CONFLICTING Terminology** • “Focused Interview” • “Photo-Elicitation” • “Photo-Voice” Terminology Review Used in contrasting ways by Rose (2012) and Van Den Hoonard (2015/2019) We will use the Rose definitions. Review: Image Use and Research Produced outside of the research project: • Found Images • Culturally Produced Images Produced for the research project: • Images made by the Researcher • Images made by the Research Participants Im ...
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Digital Ethnography Report

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Instructors Name
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Date

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ETHNOGRAPHY RESEARCH

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1. Media diary entries
Monday 16th March 2020
Interval – Morning (What is your first engagement with Media Consumption or Mediated
Interpersonal Communication each day? Reflect on the following dimensions of that
engagement.)
Actions- used the cellphone
Attention- communicating with my friends
Decisions- knowing how they were going about with life
Motivation- it is easier to use and helpful in keeping contact
Interval – Daytime (Following on from your first engagement with media use, describe
your typical day, either a weekday or weekend day and how you consume media or
engage with people in an interpersonal manner throughout the day)
Actions – had lunch with my friends
Decisions – I wanted to have a good time
Motivation – socializing
INTERVAL– Nighttime (When do you finish using media or devices at night? Do you
keep your phone with you when you sleep? Do you turn off notifications or do you wake
up and check the news, social media or messages throughout the night?)
Actions – watched a video on 3D
Decisions- Having a good time
Motivations- taken out by my friend
EVENT CONTINGENT (What is the most intense engagement with media content or
people each day?)

ETHNOGRAPHY RESEARCH
Actions- using Facebook
Attentions- knowing about people around me
Decisions- learning
Motivations- I got bored
MEDIUM / CONTEXT (What is the most disruptive or annoying aspect of your
engagement with media on a typical day?)
Actions- being lazy
Attention- media platforms are so addictive
Decisions- limiting myself to a specific time on the media device
Motivations- I want to be productive
Wednesday 18th March 2020
INTERVAL – MORNING (What is your first engagement with Media Consumption or
Mediated Interpersonal Communication each day? Reflect on the following dimensions
of that engagement.)
Actions- cchecking on my cell phone
Attention- emails and messages from friends
Decisions- to have limited tim...

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