Tag Archives: Research

The SelfieCity Project

This  ‘Selfiecity’ project  investigating the style of self-portraits (selfies) in 5 cities across the world, artistic and representation:

  • People taking selfies, their poses and expressions.
  • Using  a rich media visualisation tool called “Imageplots”.
  • To assemble thousands of photos to reveal interesting patterns.
  • The functions of images in social media and dataset.

Selfiecity  Project (2014),  Avaialable: http://selfiecity.net/ [ Accessed 17 Feb 2015]

Selfiecity Video Montage of 320 selfie images from five cities – Moritz Stefaner (2014) , 17 February 2014, Available: https://vimeo.com/86887534 [ Accessed 17 Feb 2015]

Fantastic Infographics, drawn from a study of Instagram Selfies – Stinson, C. (2014). 20 February 2014. Available: http://www.wired.com/2014/02/explore-world-selfies-new-data-visualization-tool/  [Accessed 17 Feb 2015]


The 25 Biggest Turning Points In Earth’s History



The 25 Biggest Turning Points In Earth’s History 25  BBCEarth  (2015)  [BBC online]. Available: http://www.bbc.com/earth/bespoke/story/20150123-earths-25-biggest-turning-points/index.html      [Accessed 14  February 2015]


What different sorting algorithms sound like

This particular audibilization is just one of many ways to generate sound from running sorting algorithms. Here on every comparison of two numbers (elements) I play (mixing) sin waves with frequencies modulated by values of these numbers. There are quite a few parameters that may drastically change resulting sound – I just chose parameteres that imo felt best.

What different sorting algorithms sound like – Andrut (2010) . Available: http://youtu.be/t8g-iYGHpEA
[Accessed 12 February 2015]

Writing a qualitative research questions

According to Miles and Huberman (1994), who recommended that researchers write “no more than a dozen qualitative research questions in all  (central and subquestions).  The subquestions,  in turn, can become specific questions used during interviews ( or in observing or when looking at documents). In developing an interview protocol or guide, the researcher might ask an ice breaker question at the beginning, for example, followed by five or subquestions in the study. The interview would then end with an additional wrap-up or summary question or ask”. See “Who should I turn to, to learn more about this topic?? ( Asmusse & Creswell, 1995).

  • “Ask one or two central  questions followed by by no more than five to seven sub-questions. Several subquestions follows each general central question; the subquestion narrow the focus of the study but leave open the questioning “.
  • “Relate the central question to the specific qualitative strategy of inquiry.”
  • “Begin the research questions with the words what or how to convey an open and emerging design.”
  • ” Focus on a single phenomenon or concept: To begin a study  with a single focus to explore in great details:
  • “Use exploratory verbs that convey the language of emerging design. These verbs tell that the study will:
    • Discover (e.g grounded theory)
    • Seek to understand (e.g ethnography)
    • Explore a process  (e.g case study)
    • Describe the experiences (e.g phenomenology)
    • Report the stories (e.g narrative research)
  • “Use these more exploratory verbs that are nondirectional rather than directional words that suggest  quantitative research, such as “affect”, “influence”, “impact”, “determine”, “cause” and “relate.”
  • “Expect the research the questions to evolve and change during the study in a manner consistent  with the assumptions of an emerging design”.
  • “Use open-ended questions without reference to the literature or theory unless otherwise indicated by a qualitative strategy of inquiry.”
  • “Specify the participants and the research site for the study. If the information has not yet been given.”

John W.Creswell:Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approches  (2009), SAGE Pub, Pg 129-133.

Introduction and Reviewing a Research

“The introduction establishes the issue or concern leading to the research by conveying information about a problem….. The introduction needs to create reader interest in the topic, establish the problem that leads to the study, place the study witihin the larger context of scholarly literature, and reach out to a specific audience. ”

An introduction is to justify the importance of the study and to create distinctions between past studies and the proposed one. This may be called “setting the research problem within the ongoing dialogue in the literature”.

“A researcher do not want to conduct a study that replicates exactly  what someone else has studied, also new studies need to add to the literature or to extend or retest  has studied”.

Creswell, John W. (2009)Research Design: Qualitative, quantitate, and mixed methods approaches , SAGE  publisher 3rd ed Pg  97-98- 105