Employing BoB and TRILT as tools for academic research on broadcast media

By Holly Large, Emma Sewell & Chris Willmott (University of Leicester)

Introduction to using BoB and TRILT for academic research

What are BoB and TRILT, and why are they great resources for studying broadcast media?

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Conducting your search

Advice on setting goals and parameters for your research project.

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Data – exporting, collating and cleaning up

Step-by-step guidance on extracting your finding from BoB and TRILT before fuller analysis.

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Refining the sample – description analysis, viewing and programme exclusion

Homing in on the most important programmes from your longlist of potential media to interrogate.

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BoB and TRILT are terrific resources, however it is worth being aware of potential limitations before embarking on a project.

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Case studies

Take inspiration from some of the ways academics are already using BoB and TRILT in their research.

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