BCM241 Wk 10 – Research Communication

BCM241 Wk 10 – Research Communication

  Over the duration of the semester I have participated in a class titled Media, Audience and Place where I was instructed to chronicle my learnings via a weekly blog. To give you an idea of what the task has entailed, here is a quick overview of what I’ve taken away from the subject. In … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 10 – Research Communication

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BCM241 Wk 8 – Attention 

BCM241 Wk 8 – Attention 

In a time where mobile and multi-platform audience practices dominate media audience research, its possible to see that domestic viewing is no longer defined by traditional characteristics. In relation to this idea, this week’s task was to set up a small test that allowed me to see what happens to someone's attention in the presence … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 8 – Attention 

BCM241 Wk 6 – Street photography ethics

BCM241 Wk 6 – Street photography ethics

In class this week, we were instructed to photograph someone using a mobile device in a public place and manage the ethics of the photography as we would like. As we had just recently grasped the idea that as a society, we understand the shift from private to public space in terms of access and … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 6 – Street photography ethics

BCM241 Wk 5 – Cinema attendance

BCM241 Wk 5 – Cinema attendance

It is easy to understand why commercial researchers are interested in the number of people using certain types of media, as these quantitative measures open doors for new developments within the industry. As media practices are social in nature, qualitative research such as understanding when, how and why people use media is also of value. … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 5 – Cinema attendance

BCM241 Wk 4: Project Pitch 

BCM241 Wk 4: Project Pitch 

RESEARCH TOPIC: Explore habits around social media and device use and examine how this information can be used to measure media audience engagement. Over the last couple of weeks I have been chronically my exploration into the study of media, audience and place on my blog. I have looked directly at how space and place … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 4: Project Pitch 

BCM241 Wk 3: Quantitative audience research VS collaborative ethnography

BCM241 Wk 3: Quantitative audience research VS collaborative ethnography

In this week’s post I will be reflecting on what I’ve learnt from reading other people's blogs on television memory research and will proceed to discuss the strengths and weaknesses associated with this approach to media audience research — relating directly to collaborative media ethnography. When comparing my own account — looking at my mother’s … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 3: Quantitative audience research VS collaborative ethnography

BCM241 Wk 2: Memory Conversations – Television in the 1960’s

BCM241 Wk 2: Memory Conversations – Television in the 1960’s

“A system for converting visual images (with sound) into electrical signals, transmitting them by radio or other means, and displaying them electronically on a screen.” — The Oxford Dictionary This week I had a conversation with my mother — who is 51 years of age — on her memories of television watching in childhood in … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 2: Memory Conversations – Television in the 1960’s