MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP 2013

IAP 2013 Subjects: Comparative Media Studies

Special Subject: Comparative Media Studies
Qualitative Data Analysis
Nancy Baym
Wed Jan 9, Thu Jan 10, Mon Jan 14, Wed Jan 16, ??-??:00am, E15-335

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 12 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor limited to graduate students only
Level: G 3 units Standard A - F Grading Can be repeated for credit   

Seminar or lecture on a topic that is not covered in the regular curriculum.
The goal of this class is to provide frameworks and hands on experience in
analyzing data collected through interviews, observations and other
qualitative methods. We will cover standards for analysis, strategies
(such as thematic analysis, discourse analysis, critical analysis and
narrative analysis), and analytic processes such as iterative coding,
building matrices, and pulling out logics. The instructor will provide a
data set of selections from interviews with musicians in which they
discuss their understanding of the music business, but if people already
have data sets they are eager to work with, they can do that too.
Jan 9: 4-5pm
Jan 10, 14, 16: 2-5pm
Contact: Becky Shepardson,