Research: its Aims and Structure


Phil Jones spoke about his thesis 'The Bones of the Book:  Schematic Structure and Meanings made from from Books' and it lead me to question my Study Plan immediately. It is only a synopsis right now, but in time I should be confident of where my research stands in the academic world. These are some pointers from Phil on how to structure your research, in my own words: > The Subject This is the underlying aim, drive or motivation behind my work.

> The Field What is the state of interactive media today? What is the most current research and art in this field, and how and in which direction is it moving towards. What are the factions etc.

> Research Question Specifying the focus of the study using relevant technical terms from my discipline, in a question format. Aim, Objectives (Detailed aim) will flow from the research question.

> Theoretical Context World view, philosophical point of view, which will then influence your practice, awareness.

> Methods Connected to your theoretical framework.

> Claims and Truths Provably true, probably true (statistics) or plausibly true (convincing argument)

> Prediction of the form of the final presentation