Thursday, 3 May 2012

Dissertation - Research


Focus & relevance

Idea generation -spider diagram

Primary research

Visual practice, experiment, interest and enquiry (research & critical diaries)

Questionnaires - thorough design/pilot first draft time limit for return

Interviews - make an appointment/ send details prior

Case study

Site visits

Literature search

  • Books -academic  scholarly academic theortical / 306
  • Journals 
  • websites/ blogs/ online forums
  • Videos/DVDs
  • CDs/tape cassettes/vinyl recordings
  • TV/Radio
  • Newspapers/maps/reports
  •  Printed ephemera - flyers, posters, short life span
Effective use of catalogues - narrowing and broadening search terms

Journals - Absract - introductory paragraph

SCONUL (can use University of Leeds) www.

Th British Library in Boston Sp
(Can request books/mag articles)

COPAC  - Central database for UK libraries to see where a book is held

 When searching put commas around the name "Jo Spence"

Journal Search


JSTOR - http//www/ (only available within the college)

Athens  Ebooks

WGSN - a database of fashion information and trends

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