Final Project

Your final project in this class is a collaborative research assignment that requires you to figure out how you would carry out a more in-depth investigation of a topic that has interested you over the course of the class. (Think of it as a mini-capstone). You will work in pairs or in teams of 3.

You must decide on your project team by week 11 (April 16 class). Teams will work together to decide on the topic they want to explore, and during weeks 12 and 13 our class reading will be determined by those topics. Each team will spend part of a class session discussing texts they have chosen (together with the professor) to assign to the full class.

Each team will also meet with the professor in week 14 during a class devoted to project development time, and then share their work in progress with the class in week 15.

You must submit:

As a group (on ELMS):
A research question and justification for your project (500-1000 words)
A description of your planned methods (500-1000 words). You might be reading scholarship, exploring a digital practice, designing a survey or experiment, producing a creative work, or developing a program or piece of technology.
An annotated bibliography (at least fifteen items for a group of three. You may include texts we discuss in class. Write 100 words describing each one by answering the following questions: What is this text? What did you learn from it?)
A final presentation. This will take the form of a joint presentation in class during our final session. The presentation should explain your research question, methods, and findings. It should be no less than 10 and no more than 15 minutes long.
Due Thursday May 16.

As an individual:
a project report (on the blog) where each team member gives their perspective and describes the labor they contributed as well as what their takeaway from the final project has been. This is also where you write up the conclusions of your project, so it’s fine if there is some overlap with what you present in class. 800-1000 words.
Due Friday May 17.