Anecdotal evidence

Cubitt, Sean. 2013. Anecdotal evidence. NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies, 3, [Article]

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When asked to write about recent research I am faced with the problem of reconciling work on visual technologies, environmental issues, de-colonial and indigenous movements, political economy, global media governance, and media arts. Currents of thought link these fields, a general intellectual and perhaps ethical mood, and all are guided by an interest in the materiality of media; they also share a common methodological principle. This principle is largely disparaged among funding agencies as ‘anecdotal evidence’. This article is an attempt to make a claim for the anecdote as a viable and indeed vital form of evidence, with the particular goal of giving students an alternative to the typical approaches taught in methodology courses.

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies



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19 Oct 2015 09:41

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27 Jun 2017 13:53

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