Conclusions

Whilst this was only a small-scale ethnographic study, I feel as if it has been a very successful one in helping answer some questions about the particular behaviour under observation. The collaborating done with a number of people helped me to gain a wider understanding of the international sports following, and my own behaviours helped…

My Own Behaviours

The whole beginning of interest in this culture became apparent to me under analysis of my own sport following behaviours, as identified in the introductory post. In order to further study this area of interest, I continued the observation of my own following of international sports, namely the National Basketball Association (NBA) in America. This…

Conversations

As stated in the introductory post, in order to fully gather information about this culture, I decided to use informal conversations with willing collaborators instead of a more formal interview pattern. I felt this was the best way of gathering thoughts and reflections from people regarding such an informal behaviour. I would like to thank…

Introducing You To My Study

Sport is an Australian past time. It is part of the furniture within our country, and because of this, you can find it anywhere. Whether you are at the local park watching kids run around playing soccer, or at the SCG watching a Cricket Test Match, sport is in abundance wherever you look around our…

What are we really connected to?

Multi-screening. We are all guilty of committing such an act. With an average of 6.4 screens per household in Australia, it is hard to not multi-screen at some point. The real question is, does this habit hurt more than help? I conducted a short, informal investigation to begin my research into this topic. My dad…

Banned Theft Auto

Censorship and regulation of video games has been thrown around during public debate since the very beginning of video games. Video games have always been scrutinised for their influence on young people, often being blamed for the rise of childhood violence. Just recently in 2015, the Australian Classifications Board made 220 video game titles “refused…

Keeping up with International Sport

For anyone that followed my blog in the first half of this year, you would know that I undertook a small-scale research project as apart of my university study. This was a task that provided me an opportunity to conduct research and publish findings and conclusions for the very first time. My eyes were opened…

Television through the eyes of Michael

Throughout this week, I have been probed through class discussions into thinking more about the television and the significance it can have in the spaces of families. Firstly, I was able to reflect on my own experience with the television, which is probably a pretty typical Australian experience. The television has always been in the…

Collaboration Made Easy

Another semester, another subject in which to challenge my writing skills through this blog. I’m back, and this first blog is for BCM241. In particular, it will be a brief introduction into the themes of media, audience and place, in which I talk about my experience within a media space. When trying to find a…

Reflecting on my research…

So, the research project that has somewhat consumed my University life over the last 11 weeks is finally completed. Overall, I am satisfied with the final outcome of the report, as it not only answers the original questions I set out to ask, but also poses more questions and sets a basis for more extensive…