2 paragraphs 500-800 words
What kind of media research question (RQ) matters to you? Among the “four types of theory” discussed in class, which would best help answer the RQ?
PLEASE BE SPECIFIC IN THE RESEARCH QUESTION(RQ) and please be something related to COVID-19 and social media platforms. USE a combination of both Hermeneutic theory or postpositivism or just Hermeneutic theory and explain how and why.
Propose a rough draft of an RQ that interests you. In your answer, focus on demonstrating your understanding of the type of theory you choose by explaining which type you would use to answer the RQ.
“Political polarization has become a major issue in the United States. Many argue it has eroded civility and undermines chances for compromise that allow democracy to function. Given this political climate, I’m interested in how hostility to opposing political camps is expressed in comment sections of conservative news sites.
Research Question: In what ways do users of the Breitbart News Network respond to non-conservative ideas and opinions expressed in article comments sections? To answer this RQ, I would collect data from Breitbart comment threads with a focus on moments when conservatives respond to non-conservative ideas. This project would require Hermeneutic theory because . . .”
Focus on developing the connection between your RQ and one of the theory types.