2.3 Week 2 Activities

Due by Feb 4, 11:59PM

2.3.1 Read & Annotate

Read:

Pro Tip:

  • Please use the links I provided below (i.e., with .ezp1.lib.umn.edu). Please also annotate the webpage directly instead of PDFs. Otherwise, our annotations/convos may get scattered among different pages.

Annotate using Hypothes.is. Even though I do not require you to make a specific number of annotations, I encourage you to accomplish the following “ABC” this week:

  1. Ask a question
  2. Brag about your understanding about an SNA term, a domain-specific theory, a cool tool, etc.
  3. When you reply to one peer, Connect another peer’s ideas in your annotation

2.3.2 Start to put together an intial project idea

From your Flipgrid videos, I see most of you already having fascinating project ideas. Even though we are only in Week 2, I encourge you to take your ideas to the next level when you engage with our readings and annotations.

Specifically, you can consider the following: (1) what is the central problem of your research and why it is worth investigating, (2) what phenomenon you are studying, in which context, and what key question(s) you have about the phenomenon, and (3) why SNA is potentially fruitful based on your current understanding.

We will share out our initial project ideas by the end of Week 4.

Have a wonderful week!