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1 Assessments 1 / 2 : Oral Presentation of Case Study

2 1. Title slide 2. Research question/s 3. Rationale 4. Data collection method/s 5. Data Analysis 6. Data Interpretation 7. Bibliography Parts to be included:

3 1. Title slide 2. Research question/s 3. Rationale 4. Data collection method/s 5. Data Analysis 6. Data Interpretation 7. Bibliography Parts to be included: Only a SIMPLIFIED version, not the same as full academic research

4 Reminder : Refer to other lecture notes for details of each part

5 a. Your FINAL TITLE (NOT THE BROAD AIM~~~) b. Names of group members c. Course name & code 1. Title slide

6 - Yes… show your research question/s 2. Research question/s

7 a.Background of the study 3. Rationale

8 a.Background of the study b.Analyse your research questions - Explain every significant term in your research question/s 3. Rationale

9 a.Background of the study b.Analyse your research questions - Explain every significant term in your research question/s c. The THEORY/-ies & FRAMEWORK/s that your study is grounded in (~ a very brief literature review) 3. Rationale

10 a.Background of the study b.Analyse your research questions - Explain every significant term in your research question/s c. The THEORY/-ies & FRAMEWORK/s that your study is grounded in (~ a very brief literature review) d. Justification of your study: Why is your case worth studying? 3. Rationale

11 e.g. “How does the “Harry Potter” movie series change the view of junior secondary school students on novel reading?” 3. Rationale

12 e.g. “How does the “Harry Potter” movie series change the view of junior secondary school students on novel reading?” Give reasons for your choice! 3. Rationale

13 - Cite the methods used when collecting data (Documents? Interviews? Observations? Physical artefacts?) e.g. -10 freshmen in PolyU were interviewed regarding… -“Snow White” published by Hinkler Book was chosen because … 4. Data Collection Methods

14 5. Data Analysis a. Summary of meaningful/substantive data b. Based PURELY on what you would include in “Data Collection Methods”

15 5. Data Analysis e.g. Obama’s project Format: a.Tables b.Charts - PLUS WRITTEN DESCRIPTION

16 e.g. - 10% of the respondents agreed that children learned through reading fairytales. - 5 colours in total were found on Poster A while 10 were found on Poster B. - The girl jumped 10 times in total in 30 minutes. 5. Data Analysis

17 6. Data Interpretation - ONLY deal with the substantive data mentioned in “Data Analysis” e.g. 10% of respondents agreed = ? Mean score of 4.78/6 = ? More colours in Poster A =? The girl jumped 10 times =? Obama often used “My people” to describe “Americans” =?

18 7. Bibliography -Proper citation of references (MLA/APA e.t.c.) - Be consistent in format!

19 C. Data Analysis ENGL 406 – Case Studies in Professional Contexts 2. Data Analysis = Summary of meaningful data - REPORT the SUBSTANTIVE data collected  SUBSTANTIVE: being peculiar/significant - Based purely on data COLLECTED c.f. Documents as Data VS Documents as Literature

20 C. Data Analysis ENGL 406 – Case Studies in Professional Contexts 3. Purpose - FAITHFULLY summarise and organise your data  Show the TRUE picture!  will change your interpretation OBJECTIVE & ASSUMPTION-FREE!

21 a. SPEAK for the data i.e. giving data meaning b. Offer explanations for the data c. The UNDERLYING reasons for the factual evidence d. Can be a LITTLE subjective  try to get academic support - turn back to Rationale ENGL 406 – Case Studies in Professional Contexts D. Data Interpretation

22 ENGL 406 – Case Studies in Professional Contexts Mid-way Summary: Dealing with Data Data Collection Data Analysis Data Interpretation Buying a plain skirt Cutting price tag; ironing Matching the skirt up with a floral blouse


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