2013年6月9日 星期日

Notes about the group news 2

Our group members and our poster  


  After undergoing so many confusion and frustration, we finally decided that our topic this time is The conflict between Taiwan and PhilippinesWhy Taiwanese are so angry?
  The situation is growing more and more intense and attracts many people to comment on the web which are now still growing. And the concerning topics are broad. So we want to know what people are actually thinking about.
  We choose one of the video—2 Minutes, One Fact—What Philippine Government did and Said to Taiwan—on YouTube that was uploaded on 5/16, 2013 as our study project. We will analyze the previous comments and post our comments under the video to see if there are replies.
Drawing the poster...
  The class on June 5th is very different from previous one. We have to draw a poster about our news in an hour. Then we split every group in two and play merry-go-around.
  The one who is in the outer circle has to introduce your group’s topic to the people who is in the inner circle. Through this game, we can know what other groups want to do and also know what pros and cons about our topic.
  Our research plan is too vague and the questions we want to solve are not good enough. For example, we want to know the attitudes of other countries toward this news, but our title is Why Taiwanese are so angry?, so the question didn't match our title.

  The topic we choose is a little bit serious and sensitive, but we will try our best to do it. And I’m really grateful for those who give us comments, it’s because of those advice that we know what the problem is in our news.

2013年6月2日 星期日

Notes about the group news

  The news topic we are going to write about this time is the conflict between Taiwan and the Philippines. People post fierce comments on Web and even want to declare war!
  First, we will find news about this topic in websites like Yahoo! or udn.com (聯合新聞網) and collect the viewpoints about the news. We will focus on Taiwanese responses this time and try to analyze it.
  Second, we will try to analyze why Taiwanese people have such an intense reaction this time. The media reports it every day and politicos discuss it in the political discussion program every night. Will the way Media report this incident help stirring up the public’s emotion?
  And beside this, is the racial complex has something to do with this? Is there something else in Taiwanese people’s mind? What is Taiwanese reaction toward this? We will try to talk about that aspect, too.
  As for the forum part, because we need to post messages and analyzes their responses, so maybe we can post our opinion in the latest news or post related messages on FB and ask our friends to talk about it. Because the event happened almost a month ago, so we can see whether they are still so flushed or they have new points toward this.
  The final film we are going to compile all the comments about this issue. Each member will represent an opinion and we will argue about this news with particular point of view.

2013年5月29日 星期三

Follow or Unfollow? The Path of Conformity

Wedding gowns are an obvious conforming element
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/1038/1600/conformity.jpeg


  By Vivien Lai
  May 07, 2013

   “I think plan B is better.” “Umm…yeah, I think so too.” Sounds familiar? In 1950s, about 75% of the participants in Asch conformity experiments behave in conformity. Now, in 2013, do we still have the same problem?
  Based on the experiment above, I conducted a similar experiment on May 6th and May 7th, 2013.
  Three to five female freshmen in English department in NCU participated in a simple task in the dorm but two of them will be the “actresses”.
  Prior to the experiment, the two “confederates” were told to unanimously give the correct or incorrect answer. The group stands in a manner so that the real participant was always the last to respond.
   The experiment includes two sections.
One of the question in Part 2, participants have to write
 down which of the following is same as the question
  In the first part, participants were shown a card with 5 lines on it, and then they were asked to say which option matched the line on the left.
  While in the second part, participants were asked to write their answers down.
  The results show that subjects still tend to follow others options. But if one participant  said the right answer, it will help others gain confidence and the error rate will decline.
  Because the participants known each other well and the dorm is a place they familiar with, the influence of personalities becomes relatively important.
  That is to say, shy or conservative people tend to conceal their true thoughts while lively and outspoken people often show their ideas directly.
 "Sometimes I still follow others choice," Jessica Chang, who is an actress in my experiment, comments that the more you're not confident about yourself, the more chance you'll follow others' decision. "I think following the majority is just a kind of human nature," she added with a bitter smile.




2013年5月26日 星期日

Follow or Unfollow? The Path of Conformity

Wedding gowns are an obvious conforming element
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/1038/1600/conformity.jpeg


  By Vivien Lai
  May 07, 2013

   “I think plan B is better.” “Umm…yeah, I think so too.” Sounds familiar? In 1950s, about 75% of the participants in Asch conformity experiments behave in conformity. Now, in 2013, do we still have the same problem?
Based on the experiment above, I conducted a similar experiment on May 6th and May 7th, 2013.
  Three to five female freshmen in English department in NCU participated in a simple task in the dorm but two of them will be the “actresses”.
  Prior to the experiment, the two “confederates” were told to unanimously give the correct or incorrect answer. The group stands in a manner so that the real participant was always the last to respond.
   The experiment includes two sections.
One of the question in Part 2, participants have to write
 down which of the following is same as the question
  In the first part, participants were shown a card with 5 lines on it, and then they were asked to say which option matched the line on the left.
  While in the second part, participants were asked to write their answers down.
  The results show that subjects still tend to follow others options. But if one participant  said the right answer, it will help others gain confidence and the error rate will decline.
 I also found out that because the participants known each other well and the dorm is a place they familiar with, so the influence of personalities becomes relatively important.
  That is to say, shy or conservative people tend to conceal their true thoughts while lively and outspoken people often show their ideas directly.

 "Sometimes I still follow others choice," Jessica Chang, who is an actress in my experiment, comments that the more you're not confident about yourself, the more chance you'll follow others' decision. "I think following the majority is just a kind of human nature," she added with a bitter smile.




Problems & Advice

Advice: I think you can post more details about the picture on the right.
Response: Ok, I’ll add another sentence to describe it.

A: Revise your lead, it’s too boring, you need to catch the readers’ eyes first.
R: Agree. I’ll try to make it more interesting.

A: You don’t have to put the picture’s link under the explanation of your picture; you can put it at the end of the article.
R: I’ll think about it.

A: Paragraph 7 is a little confusing; maybe you can add some examples in it. (What if readers didn’t see your video!!?)
R: Ok, I’ll revise it.


項目
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Interesting lead / Headline / Summary
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Who / When / What / Where / How
其他調查資源 (圖片、連結、影片等)
特殊的觀點(angle)
文章張力
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humorous ending
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內容有趣度﹝程度評分1-5
4

2013年5月21日 星期二

Follow or Unfollow? The Path of Conformity


Wedding gowns are an obvious conforming element
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/1038/1600/conformity.jpeg


  By Vivien Lai
  May 07, 2013

  Based on Asch conformity experiments, I conducted a similar experiment on May 6th and May 7th, 2013.
  Female freshman in English department in NCU participated in a simple task. Three to five people were placed in a room but two of them will be the “actresses”.
One of the question in Part 2
  Prior to the experiment, the two “confederates” were told to unanimously give the correct or incorrect response. The group stands in a manner so that the real participant was always the last to respond.
  The experiment includes two sections.
  In the first part, participants were shown a card with 5 lines (or other kinds of patterns) on it, then they were asked to say which option (labeled A, B, C, and D) matched the pattern on the left.
  While in the second part, participants were asked to write their answers down.
  The results show that although the participants are all friends, subjects still tend to follow others options. But if one participant in the group said the right answer, it will help others gain confidence and the error rate will decline.
  But from this experiment, I found out that because the participants known each other well and they were familiar with the place where they took the tasks, so the influence of personalities becomes relatively important.
  Shy or conservative people tend to conceal their true thoughts; however, lively and outspoken people tend to show their ideas directly.
   "Sometimes I still follow others choice," Jessica Chang, who is an actress in my experiment, comments that the more you're not confident about yourself, the more chance you'll follow others' choice. "I think following the majority is just a kind of human nature," she added with a weak smile.