For this assignment you will create your own research question framed around a piece of data you have
selected. You will find or make a suitable piece of data, create an ELAN transcript and analyse the gesture
1. Find or create a suitable film to analyse. You will need to submit the mp4 file before the end of
semester. You might find something from a TV show, YouTube channel or record someone using
one of the methods in the course.
2. In an EAF, provide a transcription that is relevant to your research question. This should including a
minimum of 3 tiers of relevant information, and transcribe at least 60 seconds worth of data. (worth
3. In a written document, write a report based on your transcription. (2000 words)
The written document should including the following information:
Introduce the general topic, your specific focus and why it is worth studying.
b. Background literature
Cite at least five sources relevant to your topic, including at least one outside the reading
for the class. Use this to introduce key terminology relevant to your analysis
c. Research question(s) to be addressed
Outline your research question, and how it relates to the background literature.
d. Video/data description
Describe the video (or other data) you are using. State clearly if you are only focusing on
part of the film. Mention any limitations with the data.
e. Analysis methods
Clearly state what you are including in your transcription and why. Ensure you have clear
definitions for features you are transcribing and annotating.
f. Results section
Discuss your findings in relation to the data, include time codes when talking about
sections of the data. Ensure your discussion also mentions relevant literature.
Discuss overall success of your analysis, and any possible limitations or future directions.
YOUR ANSWERS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA TURNITIN BY Midnight (11:59pm) 2 NOVEMBER.
MAKE SURE YOUR NAME AND STUDENT ID ARE WRITTEN CLEARLY ON EVERY SINGLE
PAGE OF YOUR WRITTEN RESPONSES. USE THE FOLLOWING FILE NAME CONVENTION FOR
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