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Developing A Research Proposal

All student projects must be "greenlighted" before they can become part of our collaborative research project.

Step 1. Formulate an interesting question closely related to our inquiry on ICarly.
Step 2. Select one or more research methods. Options:
--online and library research
--interviewing, observation
--content analysis
Step 3. Develop a research proposal. Your proposal should state your research question and offer a rationale for why it is interesting or important. Then your proposal should offer a step-by-step description of the work plan, explaining in detail the process you think you will use to complete the project. You should offers some predictions or expectations about what you think you might find. The more specific details you can provide in your proposal, the more likely it is you'll get the "green light" to move forward.

POWER RELATIONSHIPS
Hate Words in iCarly by Cassandra Butkowski
Power and Superiority Displayed in ICarly by Christin St.Pierre***

KID MEDIA MOGULS IN REAL LIFE
Real Life iCarly by Earl Shields
Rebecca Black and iCarly, Brendan Reynolds

MINORITY CHILDREN
*Minority Report by Danielle Townsend

VIEWER RESPONSES
How Children of Different Ages View iCarly, Steph Hudson

ADVERTISING
To What Level do Children Interpret and Learn From the Messages in iCarly, August Navarro
Commercials in ICarly Robert Weir

SEXUALITY
Sexuality in ICarly by Sasha White

APPEAL TO ADULT VIEWERS
Double Coding in iCarly by Aaron Wolf


GENDER ISSUES
Girl Power, Stacey Rand
Why Teens Hate iCarly, Anjelica Orloff
gender and media technology, mark robinson

STEREOTYPING
Stereotypes on iCarly by Alexis Berry
Stereotypes, Representations, and Unrealistic Outcomes In iCarly. Matt Geiger
Icarly and Gender; Blake Neal

BRANDING, PROMOTION AND CRITIQUE
iCarly's Relationship to Apple by Kelly Reed
Disney vs Nick Programming Strategy by John Infante

INTERNET SAFETY/PROTECTIONISM
ICarly and the Internet, Caitlin Gainsborg
User-Generated Content on iCarly by Margorie

These projects do not have enough detail to evaluate:
Media's Effect on Children


Please consider exploring these important topics:
  • characteristics of the website and user response to the website
  • remixes and parodies of Icarly
  • music on ICarly
  • teen celebrities on ICarly