ERIC Number: ED248469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Plan for the Experimental Set-Up in Stages 1 and 2. Fairytale: An Interdisciplinary Turco-Danish Study of the Collective v. the Individual Nature of the Response to Literature. Report No. 5.
Dollerup, Cay, Ed.; And Others
A detailed plan for stages one and two of the interdisciplinary Turko-Danish Fairytale Project is presented in this paper and factors considered in the project's research design are discussed in depth. The first section describes the working hypotheses of the project--that there are primordial patterns in the response to literature that are common to people in different cultures and countries, and that this hypothesis can be tested by charting readers' responses to fairy tales. The first section also notes that fairy tales belong to an oral tradition, describes some reasons for their appeal to large audiences today, and explains how they can be broken into deep structures. The second section explains the selection criteria for the fairy tales to be used in the project, including restrictions on length, cross cultural availability, and symbol familiarity/obviousness. The third section describes the tentative structure of the experimental set-up. The subjects and the core groups, preliminary plans for the instruction and questionnaires to be used, and the order of the fairy tales are discussed. (CRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Dept. of English.; Bosphorus Univ., Istanbul (Turkey). Dept. of Language and Literature.
Identifiers: Denmark; Turkey
Note: Sponsored jointly by Unesco, NATO, and the Danish Research Council for the Humanities. For related documents, see CS 007 745-759.