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THEATRE 610 - Research Methods/Dramatic Theory & Criticism

Theatre 610 course guide

Information Creation as a Process

Some Vocabulary

Unintentional Artifacts Intentional Artifacts (also referred to as Premeditated)

Examples:  Tools, clothing, shopping lists, invoices

Gray areas:  Letters, diaries, ledgers  Examples:  Books, articles, scrapbooks, photographs, videos, blogs
Primary Sources Secondary Sources
Sources resulting from firsthand observation. Examples: raw videotape, diaries, sketches, pottery Gray areas:  oral history interviews, maps Documents prepared on the basis of primary sources. Examples:  Books, articles, documentaries, encyclopedias

Primary Sources

Credit to Geisel Productions Web Series

More about Primary Sources

Credit to the Hartness Library.

Understanding Bias

Credit to The Ohio State Libraries

(The questions in the video are not interactive, so don't worry about clicking on the right answers.)

Homework for Class 1 (prepare ahead and bring to class)

Analyze Your Information Cycle 

Working from the Information Cycle you constructed in the Week 1 Preparation, Part 1 tab:

  1. Label each source on your information cycle as a primary source or a secondary source.
  2. Label each source on your information cycle as an intentional artifact or an unintentional artifact.

You should end up with two labels on each of the sources on your information cycle:  primary or secondary and intentional or unintentional.

Email your PowerPoint file to no later than 9 a.m. on Friday, August 21st AND bring a paper print out to Class 1.

Subject Guide

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Beth Royall
Evansdale Library 106
Subjects:Art, Music, Theater