Monday, January 25, 2010

COMM 330 Lab 1: Doing Scholary Research Online

Evaluating the integrity and reliability of online sources can be a difficult area to navigate. Lab 1 focuses on teaching you to discern scholarly from popular sources online. As part of the Lab you are asked to search for 2 scholarly sources online for the topic of “convergence”. In your searching please reflect on the following questions in light of the in class discussion and lecture:

- What makes the sources you have chosen scholarly?
- What makes them useful for this specific topic?

Please post your sources and responses on the class blog under the comment section.


RCcola55 said...

this source is a no frills pdf file with a very well documented biblography page

robyn said...,+Henry++-+The+Cultural+Logic+of+Media+Convergence.pdf

Provides adequate information and definitions of today's media convergence.

journal of
CULTURAL studies
Copyright © 2004 SAGE Publications
London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi
Volume 7(1): 33–43
DOI: 10.1177/1367877904040603

EmilyWalters said...

One scholarly source is the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

This is a scholarly source because it is professional and clearly research-based. Research in this Journal is cited and all articles have been reviewed.

Sean C said...

This website shows signs of a scholarly article because the URL ends in ".org"

The website also lists the dates of when the information was published as well as the author that published the information.

Sean Cuevas
Natalie Greenway

Joseph Teichman said...

This source has a bibliography page and is well cited

Convergence as Technological Evolution
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 32:185–196, 2007
Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN: 0360-5310 print/1744-5019 online
DOI: 10.1080/03605310701396950

katelynn parker said...

Katelynn Parker, Carlee Gabrisch, Ivy Jones

This is a scholarly article because it lists references, displays expert knowledge, and is from a scholarly journal.

Bertz said...

Group: Rachel Bertolini and Michael Gipson

Source: Canadian Journal of Communication

Title: From Mobile Phone to Mobile Device: News Consumption on the Go.

Why it is a scholarly source:
1)36 Citation References
2)Written in both French and English
3)Written within the last two years (2008)
4)About 20 pages long
5) Equipped with data tables and bar graphs

Why this is a useful source on the topic of Convergence:
This journal article focuses on technological convergence in the sense that the mobile phone transformed from simply a calling device into a "multimedia outlet." It takes an in-depth look at how consumer attitude and behavior has led to this change in mobile products and how that affects the circulation of news.

Jacki C said...

Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society by P. Billingsly

Scholarly because- It is a published book which obviously means it has been peer reviewed and edited by a publishing company. Math is also a subject that is not rapidly changing, like media, so the currency of the publication is not as crucial.

Hunter Patterson said...

Title of article: Underpinning the paradoxes in the artistic fields of MySpace: the problematization of values and popularity in convergence culture

Scholarly because found in journal written by professor from Rutgers University. Lists title and contact information and citations and references.

lmuntean said...

This source has several references and has an editorial board listed. This shows that there was a peer review done to make sure the information was valid. It is also current as it was published a year ago.

mkennedy165 said...

This article on convergence has a recognizable author and is cited.

Barbero, Jesús Martín. "Digital Convergence in Cultural Communication." Popular Communication 7.3 (2009): 147-157. Academic Search Complete. Ebsco. Texas A&M Libraries. 26 Jan. 2010.

J. M. Villarreal said...

The rise and fall of audience research : an old story with a new ending
Livingstone, Sonia (1993) The rise and fall of audience research : an old story with a new ending. Journal of communication, 43 (4). pp. 5-12. ISSN 1460-2466

This is a scholarly journal due to the fact that it has reliable sources and the length of the article is long. It is written more like a book.

j.lidrbauch said...

Both Rico Hughes and I found this article to be scholarly because the website was an edu and the editors had biogrpahys at the bottom of the article.

gonzo1010 said...

Large Deviations for Stochastic Tamed 3D Navier-Stokes Equations

This Scholarly becasue it provides over 20 different creditable sources as well as has more than one author and editor of the journal.

jcastoreno said...

This source is reliable as it is a great article from a trusted source and there are no ads or any type of flashy catches.

-J. Castoreno