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Research Methodology Report My themed research project will centre its focus upon the link between Riot Grrrl and its relation to Third-Wave Feminism. Primarily I aim to analyse Riot Grrrl’s music scene, but also its subculture mentioning its DIY punk ethic, political activism and most importantly its influential Zine network. However the purpose of this report is to demonstrate a grounded understanding in three research methodologies and how I will apply each one in regards to my own project. Firstly I’ll investigate the advantages of an Instrumental Case Study, looking at how it proliferates, rather than narrows a given field of study. Secondly I will delve into Symbolic Interactionism referring to some influential figures involved…show more content…
With this in mind I will aim to use the movement as an Instrumental Case study. Theorist Stake offers the following definition of this form of research explaining that an instrumental case study presents the case as a subject of secondary interest, and one that plays a supportive role to assist the understanding of something else. (2) Ultimately with the aid of my case study I can focus on the characteristics that defined the Grrrl movement and extract the key information from that era in relation to my question. Finally I must explain that I do not solely believe Riot Grrrl to thoroughly represent third-wave feminism, but rather a smaller part of a much greater collective. With regards to researcher Fredrick Erickson, the most distinctive feature of case studies and other methods of qualitative enquiry are there emphasis upon critical personal interpretation.(3) With this in mind I aim to be able to not only record data objectively but to simultaneously examine its meaning and draw upon my own conclusions. This can be of crucial importance when studying works that may have a biased edge to them. In my case, this primarily refers to information that I will extract from the influential Riot Grrrl Zine* network. Due to the very nature of Zine writing and manufacturing (in bedrooms and in secret at work) having the ability to take an autonomous view on the subject will prove vital in allowing me to
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