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Undergraduate Research in Film

A Guide for Students, 1st Edition

By Lucia Ricciardelli, Jenny Olin Shanahan, Gregory Young


176 pages

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Undergraduate Research in Film: A Guide for Students supplies tools for building research skills, with examples of undergraduate research activities and case studies on projects in the various areas in the study of film, film theory, film production, history of film, and interdisciplinary projects. Professors and students can use it as a text and/or a reference book. Essentially, what makes this volume unique from is that it brings together examples of film projects and film studies courses within the framework of research skills.

Following an overview chapter, the next seven chapters cover research skills including literature reviews, choosing topics, formulating questions, citing sources, disseminating results, and working with data and human subjects. A wide variety of sub-disciplines follow in chapters 9-17 with sample project ideas from each, as well as undergraduate research conference abstracts. The final chapter is an annotated guide to online resources. All chapters begin with inspiring quotations and end with relevant discussion questions.

Table of Contents

1 Overview / 2 Literature Reviews / 3 Choosing Film Topics and Formulating Appropriate Research Questions / 4 Working with Human Subjects / 5 Collecting Data / 6 Analyzing and Synthesizing Data / 7 Citing Sources / 8 Dissemination of Results / 9 The Process of Making a Film as Research / 10 Interdisciplinary Ideas: The Path Less Taken / 11 The Discovery of Knowledge in Film History / 12 Integrating Film Theory with Film Production / 13 Film Education in the Information Age / 14 Film Technology in the Digital Age / 15 Film as a Therapeutic Tool / 16 Cinema, Culture, and Society / 17 Online Resources

About the Authors

Lucia Ricciardelli is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Montana State University.

Jenny Olin Shanahan is Director of Undergraduate Research at Bridgewater State University, with leadership positions in the Council for Undergraduate Research.

Gregory Young is Professor of Music at Montana State University and has held ongoing posts in conferences in undergraduate research and in curriculum development.

About the Series

Routledge Undergraduate Research Series

The Routledge Undergraduate Research Series was created to guide students and faculty, particularly in the arts and humanities, working on a wide variety of research and creative projects. After a brief overview, chapters on the research process common to all disciplines follow, and then several chapters that pertain specifically to the discipline. The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research have expanded annually since 1987 to about 4,000 participants. The British Conference on Undergraduate Research has been an annual event since 2011, and the World Congress on Undergraduate Research started in 2016, demonstrating the relevancy of this movement in our changing higher education curriculum.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Film & Video
MUSIC / General