martes, 13 de febrero de 2018

CMAC: Challenge 3, Observing political campaigns (Due March 2)

For this challenge you will conduct a small-scale interview program for the political party you focused on in your first Partial Project.

In the same teams from the Partial Project, each person will interview and record at least three adults who will be voting in 2018 on the following subjects regarding the political party you already focused on:

  1. Do you think it's possible to describe the average supporter of this political party? If so, how would you describe them?
  2. What social realities may motivate people to support this political party?
  3. Do you think people support this political party without thinking about it? (Yes/No) Why do you think that is?
  4. How do you think this political party usually run its campaigns? What kinds of things do you know or think they do to get their candidates out there?
  5. What do you think is the objective or the endgame of the people working for this political party and its campaigns? Why do you have this impression?
  6. Do you think there is a group of people who will consistently vote for this political party, no matter what? (Yes/No) Why or why not?
  7. Do you think the candidates from this political party say things to appeal to their base voters or to everyone? Why do you think this is?
  8. What do you think is the most remarkable aspect of this party and how it runs its campaigns?
  9. Can you name any famous members of this political party? What are some of their names?
  10. Do you think this political party is focusing on the most important problems Mexico is facing? (Yes/No) Why or why not?
  11. Putting yourself in the mind of someone who supports this party, what would be the purpose or purposes of voting for this political party?
  12. What do you think this party could do to improve its results in the 2018 presidential election?
Remember: There are no wrong answers from your interviewee. If they know a lot about the political party you're researching or don't know anything about it, this will have to be part of your conclusion. You're not quizzing people, you're interviewing them. This means you want to find out what they think so you can use the information yourself.

After you have interview each person, each team will follow these steps:

  • Save all the recordings of the interviews for the team in a specific Google Drive folder, each one with the first name of the person and a number. For example, if you interview Francisco García for your second interview, the file in the Google Drive folder should be named "Interview 2 Francisco.mp3".
  • Type out each complete interview in a separate Word document. Save each document in another Google Drive folder, each one with the word "Transcript" and the same number and name as the recording of the interview: "Transcript 2 Francisco.docx".
  • If you interview more than one person with the same first name, you may add the initial of their last name: "Trancript 2 Francisco G.docx" and so on.
  • As a team, which means not individually or dividing up the project, write an answer to each question that functions as a conclusion to all the answers you got in the interviews. You should be able to cite all the interviews, generalize what they say (especially if a bunch of them say similar things), and point out specific exceptions. Try to explain these coincidences and exceptions by finding sources that may point to reasons for them. For example, if people think a specific party is corrupt, see if it has any recent high-profile corruption scandals. Figure out what the people around you think about the political party you're researching. 
  • Upload to Blackboard: one Word document with your answers and the links to both Google Drive folders. 
  • The deadline is March 2, 2018, before midnight. Projects that are not uploaded to Blackboard will have an automatic zero. Documents that are corrupted, not public, in the wrong format, or that I am otherwise unable to open will not be graded. 
The Challenge will be graded as follows:


Recordings are in a Google Drive folder with the correct name: “Interview Number Interviewee”.
Transcripts are in a Google Drive folder with the correct name: “Transcript Number Interviewee”
Each question has a conclusion written by the team, which summarizes the answers given in the interviews and points out reasons that may explain why people gave the answers they did.


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