Questions about the research process:
- How do I weed out info that isn’t useful so I don’t waste my time on unhelpful articles/books?
- How do I determine if a source is credible and unbiased?
- Can I use sources that state opinion or are biased?
- How can I use my sources to narrow down my topic? Won’t more information just broaden my topic?
- How do I know when I’ve done enough research?
- How extensively do I need to use each source? Can I use a small amount of info from one source without referring to the bigger argument made in that source?
- How do I figure out with discipline my topic falls under?
- How do I make a topic that some may find trivial seem important/sound scholarly/
Topics/questions that interest me:
- (Under the umbrella of depictions of female leadership in television)
How has it changed over time? Are we getting better or worse? What defines “better”?
- How do world events (e.g. politics) affect what we see on TV with regards to female leadership?
- How do comedies and dramas deal with female leadership differently/similarly?
- What effect does female leadership behind the scenes (producers, creators, writers, directors, etc.) have on what appears on screen?
- What types of female leadership are most common or uncommon on TV? Leadership in the workplace? In politics? In families?