Football– A starting point could be headlines ‘Premier League suspended indefinitely following Corona virus crisis meeting’
What does this mean for fandom? – can you still be a fan if there is no football? How are fans coping without live football?
The theoretical underpinnings for this are the sociology of fandom (women or men) – eg Tomlinson, or Stacey Pope
Issues around IDENTIT(IES) how has peoples identity changed with the isolation around football – going to the pub to watch the game, drinking culture, how have they adapted?
DATA COLLECTION METHODS
You can still observe some things – for example your family’s reaction to the suspension, then the final decision etc Your story also is important. Observations from the news clips even.
Interviews – semi-structured interviews – you still need to retain the ethics code – the consent forms and informed participant information forms – then conduct the iinterviews face to face ONLY in your household, or by Zoom or phone call – obviously get permission to record the conversation.
Coding data- into emergent themes – both from the theories and the data you have collected
Critical analysis – remember your findings need to be critical – the points you make linked back to the literature you have set up in your review of literature.