Monday, September 24, 2018

MediaTheory: How is Doing Research Like Being a Detective? (W4-P1) [VID] Fa18

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 based on evidence.

Based on evidence?   Well, a good theory is based on evidence.  How does one evaluate a theory?  Where does supporting evidence fit in the evaluation process?

Back to research and detectives.

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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