updated for S'17.

 

What do you know?  I AM already a researcher!

 

 

Research in Everyday Life (via  Communication Research Methods, 3rd ed. - Merrigan & Huston. Chapter 1. ) ( Is also do-able without the text)

 

DUE -  1/22 (& 1/24-if necessary)  for DISCUSSION only / not submission

Will be presented orally in class.  You do not have to write out your responses but it helps to have specific notes to which you can refer. Your examples can be presented via text, visuals, and/or oral explanantion

 

PART I:   "Bring in"  an example of some "everyday" thing  (a concept, a phenomenon, a pattern, a truism, etc.) that you "know"/believe to be true -- via any one of the 3 listed methods from Chapter 1 (tenacity | authority | a priori:  pp. 7-8). Be prepared to discuss & explain to the class. {equivalent explanation of terms in alternate textbook: Frey, et al = pp. 8-12: Exper/Intuition/Auth/Trad/Myst}

 

 

 

 

PART II:    "Bring in" an example of some " everyday"  thing (a concept, a phenomenon, a pattern, a truism, etc.) that you "know-is-so" [ i.e. believe]  & where you developed that belief via primary sources  to which you have been exposed. (can also refer to alternate textbook:  Frey, et al. see pp. 17-20.)]

Be prepared to discuss & explain to the class.

 

 

 

 

PART III:    "Bring in" an example of some " everyday" thing (a concept, a phenomenon, a pattern, a truism, etc.) that you "know-is-so" [ i.e. believe] & where you developed that belief  via secondary sources to which you have been exposed.

Be prepared to discuss & explain to the class.

 

 

 

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Here are some  (hypothetical) "Examples" of some everyday things that I "know" (or think I do):

- People get more colds in the winter because of the increased presence of germs.

- People raised  in wealthier families tend to be more generous with donations to charities (per capita) than people from more modest families.

- What goes around, comes around. Karma is real.

- Generally,  people who drink coffee suffer less from clinical depression. It must be the caffeine.

- People with stronger social networks have stronger immune systems.

 

( &  did you notice anything interesting about these "knowings" ??????)