Methodologies for Screen Industries Research: Symposium, Book Launch and Lecture

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Date: 15 January 2020
Venue: The Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX
Time: 09:00-17:00; followed by a book launch from 17.30-18.30


Industry-focused research projects and publications have increased significantly in recent years, and the research methods involved in this work are as diverse as the field itself - from archival research, interviews and participant observation to focus groups, questionnaires, surveys and statistical analysis.

Yet what exactly does each of these methods involve in practice? What are their advantages and disadvantages? Moreover, how should the researcher navigate the myriad ethical issues involved in using them? With a handful of exceptions (such as Freeman 2016; Paterson et al 2015), in recent years there has been little focused discussion on the methodological processes that underpin screen industries research. This event will address that need, and aims to bring together leading scholars working in the field alongside those who are new to industry-focused research, including postgraduate research students.

Book launch and lecture with Professor Annette Hill

Symposium attendance also includes entry to a book launch and lecture with Professor Annette Hill. A leading figure in media industry studies, Professor Hill's new book, Media Experiences: Engaging with Drama and Reality Television (Routledge 2019), bridges the divide between industry and academia, and draws on interviews and observations with over 500 producers and audience members to explore how producers and audiences co-create experiences within emerging media landscapes.

This event is funded by the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) in partnership with the Moving Image Research Group at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), and is organised by BAFTSS Screen Industries' Research Group.

Attendance fees

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To be eligible for the student/delegates without institutional support rate, please email prior to registering, from your institutional email account, with the name of the event in the subject line.

Cost: Various
Contact: Dr Steve Presence

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