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Jake Bryson - Dissertation Progress Map

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Jake Bryson - Dissertation Progress Map
August 2014
(Secondary) Researched highly rated games, movies and books from recent years so i could experience them for myself and form my own opinion. Decided to read The Fault In Our Stars, watch Boyhood & play Grand Theft Auto 5.
September 2014
(Primary) Read The Fault In Our Stars and wrote up my own opinion on it
May 2014
December 2015
(Primary) I watched Boyhood, formed my own opinion on it and wrote up about it.
October 2015
(Primary) Played Grand Theft Auto 5, got about half way through before changing my research plan.
Came up with a research plan
(There was more)
May 2014
Formed Lead Question

"Why are there so many platforms for storytelling and what do these platforms offer that make them unique?"
January 2015
Lead question changed after meeting with tutor

"What are the advantages and disadvantages of different mediums of storytelling and how do they suit the stories told?
January 2015
Changed research plan after speaking with teacher to focus more on secondary research. More focus on professional opinions.

Scrapped some prior primary research after deeming it redundant.
February 2015
Got in contact with Garth Twa, screenwriter and tutor at university so I could ask him some questions related to film
February 2015
(Secondary) Found various website articles comparing books to films, finding more that favored books than films
February 2015
As I research I copy all the links so I have them for reference later on.

February 2015
(Secondary) Found more website articles to find out why books seemed more popular.
(Secondary) Found articles and research on book to movie adaptations and found articles comparing The Hunger Games film to the book in order to see why movie to book adaptations are often badly received
February 2015
February 2015
(Primary) Created a survey to try and find out what medium was most popular and why. Indicated films were most popular.
February 2015
(Primary) Interviewed Garth, trying to find out differences in writing for different mediums and advantages of each, also he gave me the details of a novelist to speak to.
February 2015
Transcribed Interview with Garth
February 2015
(Secondary) Found website articles on what advantages and disadvantages video games have for storytelling, much debate, some saying that story and gameplay hurt each other, some believing it's more immersive
February 2015
Analyzed the research I gathered from my survey and drew conclusions from it.
February 2015
(Secondary) Found website articles on virtual reality headsets, to see if people’s views of them were positive or negative. Many rave reviews, especially for the 'Oculus Rift'
February 2015
(Secondary) Read Marie-Laure Ryan’s book 'Narrative As Virtual Reality' to gain more understanding on virtual reality for storytelling, picked out a few quotes for use.
February 2015
Compiled research and quotes into an organized manner so I could create a cohesive debate with it
March 2015
(Primary) Interviewed Mary Tomlinson, novelist, to find out what she thinks makes different mediums differ and what each has to offer for storytelling.
March 2015
Transcribed interview with Mary
March 2015
Finished first draft of dissertation, asked people to proof read and give opinions so I coul make changes if necessary.
March 2015
Made some small changes to formatting and correct bad sentence structuring and grammatical errors.
March 2015
Finish referencing bibliography and arranging into alphabetical order.
March 2015
Finished final draft and checked it over one last time
March 2015
March 6th - Dissertation submission!
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