Thursday, September 15, 2016

MassMedia: How is Doing Research Like Being a Detective? (W4-P3) [VID] Fa16

Use the previous posts on theory and research and the video below to answer this question.

How is doing research like being a detective?

  • Theory: an explanation of how something works.  
    • A good or well-supported theory is based on evidence.
  • Research: "“Disciplined inquiry...studying something in a planned manner and reporting it so that others can replicate the process” (Frey et al.).

Also note that a researcher does research to test and build theories.

What roles do theory and evidence play in this comparison?

From: The Mentalist

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