Sunday, October 28, 2007

Appendix E: Evaluation

Appendix E: Evaluation

Theory
Although I have covered a number of contributing factors to popularity, I feel as though I have not done the topic justice. Due to the extensive amount of research I had to be selective with the information included in the blog. Some areas that could have been covered more includes, cultural age and gender differences. There were many social pyschological variables which related to popularity however the most popular theories were covered only in breif.

With regards to Australian society, I took an approach which was general and could be applied in most western cultures. For example, I did not focus on American groups such as "Jocks" and "Preps" but focused on the general perspective of social interaction between peers. I could have discussed directly relating to Australian society however, I was restricted by some of the Australian articles being avaliable.

Research-
A majority of the research was American however, I feel like I explored research relevant to the questions. I felt satisfied with the amount of research I used and I was able to use journal articles and books to discuss key concepts of the essay.

Online Engagement
I felt satisified with my efforts of online engagement. I contributed to a number of blogs and also posed a number of blogs through out the term. The links can be found below

Blogs posted by me
Special Beauty Report: Erasing Ethnicity
More on Sex...
Sociometrics and popularity-
Popularity- Definition? and a spanner.
Teen Challange Day
SEX and popularity
Which group were you?!
How To...
Friendship, Popularity and Peer Acceptance
POPULARITY!!

Comments on other peoples blogs
Emily's Blog
Amanda's Blog
Rebecca's Blog
Rachels Blog
Emily's Blog
Mikes blog
Zoe's blog
Jess's Blog
Laurens blog
Erins blog

Readability

Word Count- 1,599
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 13.6
Flesch Reading Ease: 27.4