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Play in Theme Parks


Term:

Summer

Department:

CMS: Comparative Media Studies

Faculty Supervisor:

T.L. Taylor

Faculty email:

tltaylor@mit.edu

Apply by:

7/3/20

Contact:

tltaylor@mit.edu

Project Description

I am currently working on a project about play in theme parks (http://tltaylor.com/themeparkplay/). I've interviewed a number of people about their experiences and need help with the first pass processing of these materials. This position involves listening to the interviews and reviewing transcriptions for needed corrections and then undertaking initial coding. I will provide guidance on some preliminary thematic codes but you will be working in depth with the materials to extend and develop the analysis. Some lit reviewing may also be involved. This position is for 10/hours week during summer and can be for either pay ($13/hour) or credit. It will be undertaken remotely, though we will have periodic Zoom check-ins.

Pre-requisites

Experience working with qualitative interviews or familiarity with game studies a bonus.