Researching Media and Film Studies: A Teacher’s Guide (paperback) – Vanessa Clare

100pp   £15.99   ISBN: 1-903663-35-0   2005

Researching the media has always been a key element of Media and Film Studies, whether or not it occupies a formal part of the syllabus. In the constantly changing world of Media and Film Studies, it is vital that research skills are developed to deepen our knowledge. Teachers need to research topics continuously to provide up-to-date and relevant resources for students; and students will need to develop research skills both to successfully engage with Media and Film Studies and to contribute to their lifelong learning. Yet both students and teachers are often confused and unconfident when it comes to carrying our research or supervising it. This set, written with the specific needs of Media and Film teachers and students in mind:

  • Offers advice on setting up a research environment
  • Provides case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches
  • Deals with the presentation and assessment of research, whether exam or coursework.


Vanessa Clare teaches Media Studies at York College. She has been a Subject Leader, an Advanced Tutor and an examiner and is an Associate Tutor with the BFI.

Introduction / 1. Setting up a Research Environment / 2. Supporting and Supervising Student Research / 3. Evaluating Student Research / 4. Extra Resources / Bibliography and Webography / Appendices

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