Field Research Analysis
For this assignment, view or read one of the following samples that use field research. It’s ok if you’re not familiar with the topic being discussed. The goal is to analyze the techniques used.
Observation-based research: Super Size Me Experiment 1st Part, and 2nd Part.
Face-To-Face Interview: Comic Con 2009: Seth Interview
Email Interview: GameSpeak: Jack Thompson
Survey (Hint: this survey is bad—the challenge is figuring out why!): Example of a Bad Survey
You will be asked to answer the following questions based on your selection:
Did the writer effectively use their field research method? How can you tell (give one to two examples)?
What could be done to improve the field research used?
Your assignment is worth 50 points and will be scored using the following rubric:
Content: The assignment clearly answers both questions and shows knowledge of the lesson content and readings.
Organization: Each answer is organized around a point of focus within the first sentence. Ideas flow logically between each sentence.
Grammar and Mechanics: If any errors are present, they are minimal (less than 3) and do not affect comprehension.
Tone and Diction: Writer uses appropriate college-level vocabulary and standard diction (avoiding slang, TXT-speak).