Media Research Methods
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5010
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
This course focuses on developing specific research methods skills used in media anaytics. Students acquire the necessary skills to develop samples for media research and to conduct original research by focusing on two research methods: interviewing and focus groups. Analytics is sometimes seen as purely quantitative, but interviewing and focus groups are invaluable qualitative methods for uncovering user's media experiences. That knowledge can then help determine what data to analyze. Students will do original research by learning about sampling strategies, then applying those to either interviews or focus groups.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to Graduate students.