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The objective of this work is to write a research proposal relating ***** the effects of media on culture.


The effect of ***** on culture is well documented in the literature reviewed in this research *****. Media in advertising affects purchases, choices of styles in clothing, choices in music and ***** fact ***** a plethora of areas within a culture including ***** commission of violent crimes.


Questions that this research intends to seek the answer ***** are ***** questions as follows:

***** you allow violence in the video-games or television viewing ***** your household?

Have you or any family member committed a violent crime?

Who makes the media viewing decisions in ********** *****?

Are you swayed by the wishes of other household *****s ***** if so what are their ages?


The proposed methodology ***** this study is one of a qualitative nature through use ***** the ***** instruments a pre-formed survey/questionn*****ire to be given in a semi-structured interview.


***** proposed timeline for ***** survey ***** a period of six weeks during which randomly selected households will ***** interviewed.


After having reviewed the literature in the follow*****g Annotated Bibliography it is the opinion of th***** researcher ***** a better understanding of *****e influence of media on the ***** can be understood ***** ***** proposed research ***** stated. Further this brief study concludes that ***** affects on culture ***** both positive and negative.

Annotated Bibliography

*****. Pope, V. (2002) What Do We Mean by 'Mass Media' ***** 'Modern Culture' Online available at

St*****ed in ***** work is that in the study of media also studied ***** "how we define out own sense of who and what we are..." Stated as well is that "Since the mid 19th century, we have come to live not only in a situ*****ted *****, but in a culture of **********. The press, film and cinema, television ***** radio and more recently ***** Internet, have developed to supply larger scale means of public communication." This work states ***** there are there major areas of concern which are those of: (1) Mass media has a political and a persu*****sive power over us. Radio, T*****, the press and film ***** manipulate whole societies. Political propaganda, advertising and the so-called 'mind-bending' ***** ***** the media are long-standing causes of debate and concern; (2) Since the ***** century ***** ***** been a mistrust of so-called 'popular culture', which is thought ***** debase or degrade cultural traditions and standards. The ongoing ***** about the future of ***** service broadcasting in Britain in the 1990's ***** an example of this. ***** exactly is 'quality' ********** cultural value in broadcast output? (3) The most contentious issue concerns the effects of the mass media on social behavior, in particular violence and delinquency. The media ***** regularly ***** accused ***** 'causing' outbreaks of unrest in society."

2. Computer Games - Violence - Media Effects *****ory (2006) Encyclopedia of New Media


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