COMM-119I Researching Games Method Discussion 2

Learning Goal: I’m working on a communications discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Clearly identified and discussed a main idea or takeaway from the methods article. Thoroughly explained how the exemplar’s research fits with this takeaway and described a relevant and specific example from the exemplar article. Provided a thoughtful discussion about what you learned and insights you gained related to this particular takeaway).

125+ words for each takeaway

Readings

Method/Interviews: iStudy for Success, Pennsylvania State University, Conducting an Interview (online) (df)

Exemplar/Interviews: Carter, M., Moore, K., Mavoa, J., Horst, H., & Gaspard, L. (2020). Situating the appeal of Fortnite within children’s changing play cultures. Games and Culture, 15(4), 453–71. (pdf)

Method/Focus Groups: NOAA Coastal Services Center, Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups (pdf)

Exemplar/Focus Groups: Toft-Nielsen, C. (2020). Worlds at play: Space and player experience in fantasy computer games. Nordicom Review, 35(s1), 237-250.. (pdf)

This methods discussion continues the conversation about qualitative research methods. The reading from Penn State University, Conducting an Interview, gives a brief introduction to the research interview process (for a more in-depth tutorial on research interviews, go to my Conducting the Information Interview site). Carter et al.’s article demonstrates how in-depth interviews are used in research on games. The Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups reading, from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Services Center, offers basic guidelines in conducting focus group interview. The Toft-Nielsen article provides an example of using focus groups in games research.

Takeaways & Application Message, due no later than Thursday 6AM. You must post your message by this deadline to earn credit for your comment messages.

Include and clearly label these sections in your message:

Conducting an Interview Takeaway 1

Identify a main idea or takeaway from the Conducting an Interview article. Then explain how Carter et al.’s research fits with this takeaway, providing a specific example from the research article. Discuss what you’ve learned and insights you’ve gained related to this particular takeaway.

Conducting an Interview Takeaway 2

Identify a second main idea or takeaway from the Conducting an Interview article. Then explain how Carter et al.’s research fits with this takeaway, providing a specific example from the research article. Discuss what you’ve learned and insights you’ve gained related to this particular takeaway.

Introduction to Conducting a Focus Groups Takeaway 1

Identify a main idea or takeaway from the focus groups article. Then explain how Toft-Nielsen’s research fits with this takeaway, providing a specific example from the research article. Discuss what you’ve learned and insights you’ve gained related to this particular takeaway.

Introduction to Conducting a Focus Groups Takeaway 2

Identify a second main idea or takeaway from the focus groups article. Then explain how Toft-Nielsen’s research fits with this takeaway, providing a specific example from the research article. Discuss what you’ve learned and insights you’ve gained related to this particular takeaway.

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