research methods discussion + reflection

Initially, I had thought of my potential PhD research project as a single large project – looking at fully capturing the environment, participants, and performance within a space – and then using that as “digital field notes” to be analyzed later from any number of frameworks and perspectives. I still think there’s something there, and will likely include at least part of this in my research, but after the discussions we had today I’m thinking much more about how to carve off smaller projects or experiments to deeply explore a given topic or question, and then weave those together to tell a broader story....

December 5, 2016 · 2 min

research methods discussion + reflection

Use of theatrical monologue practice as a pilot exploration for recording performance? Highly simplified performance, short duration, self-contained. Sit in on PF’s DRAM 200 monologue class? (not sure how to cram this into my calendar. will try to get creative…) Would need to observe as many monologue sessions as possible, to learn about what a monologue is and how to fully record/document/capture it. Potentially offer to record students to try it out?...

November 21, 2016 · 1 min

SoTL research methods from literature

Survey background of students demographics self-reported personal info perceptions + responses Journals “map of (learning) activities for a week” Content analysis text, audio, video… Artifacts from class student-producced work during individual and group project tasks Video recording of discourse – later analysis Observation of class activities anthropological description of interactions as culture Course portfolio vision, design, enactment, outcomes, analysis for/by instructor or students Interviews structured or open-ended/ethnographic individual, pairs or groups Focus groups Secondary analysis of existing data logs?...

October 26, 2016 · 1 min

research methods discussion + reflection

Discussed problems using actual courses with students as research subjects in the TI, due to CFREB’s freakout about video cameras and surveillance… Drama course – doesn’t need ethics approval in the same way, as students are participants/performers rather than subjects. Can we pilot data collection with a group of drama students, to test the methods and examine preliminary data while waiting for the CFREB thing to resolve? Archive media for documentation of course/project....

October 24, 2016 · 2 min

research methods discussion + reflection

Check-in Action items from previous meeting Schedule meeting times (doodle poll in progress) Approve approaches to documentation of informal progress (blog, meeting notes, comments and questions about program) Begin work on methodology for grant Begin work on research methods reading material Finalize readings from SoTL and CompSci (coming ASAP from ES & NC) DRAM 605 – weekly meetings to discuss readings and test ideas toward SSHRC proposal Having a conversation about the nature of language in sharing (text/material) (online/publicly) CMD PhD weekly meetings – Reflective practice based on research – constantly testing the work Next meetings Discuss intro to each methods book Teach the intro chapter 3 hours every Monday, 1 with PF DRAM 605 – meets Monday afternoon 2-5pm Grant application – Who do we apply to?...

September 19, 2016 · 1 min

research methods discussion + reflection

Check in Signing the DRAM 651 directed studies course form Discussion of meeting notes: how, where, protocols Will use Google Docs to begin and evaluate processes Program requirement review: courses in place Discussion of supervisory protocols Research Methods class: D’Arcy has read through both major textbooks Readings will be added from Computer Science, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Discussion of grant application supported by research methods – SSHRC or NSERC – research methods reading will inform grant proposal document Performance studies – Richard Schechner vs....

September 16, 2016 · 2 min

Nelson, R. (2013). Practice as Research in the Arts

Nelson, R. (2013). Practice as Research in the Arts: Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances. Palgrave Macmillian UK. DOI 10.1057/9781137282910 Much of the book is dedicated to legitimizing PaR as a field. Documentation is often conflated with evidence – not the same thing. Documentation of a performance or practice is not the performance itself. (Well, duh). Examination? Audit? Practice as research provides a way to “house the mix” of research methods and data – combining textual and discourse as well as other methods to tell a full(er) story of the performance....

September 5, 2016 · 4 min