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Conclusion: ‘Not the Final Answer …’

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The Conclusion surveys the aims of the book: to offer an introduction to the study of the quiz show, while also contributing to the scholarly visibility of the genre. It argues that with regard to ... More


The Quiz Show

Su Holmes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The quiz show has often been marginalised in studies of popular television. This book seeks to redress this neglect, while revisiting, updating and expanding on existing scholarship. Moving across ... More


The International Currency of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Michael Keane, Anthony Fung, and Albert Moran

in New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098206
eISBN:
9789882207219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098206.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The advent of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Millionaire) marked out a new stage in the history of both the quiz-show genre and the international format trade. In blending audience participation, a ... More


Knowledge, Economy, and Government

Michael Keane, Anthony Fung, and Albert Moran

in New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098206
eISBN:
9789882207219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098206.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores the relationship between quiz shows and economic development. It begins with a brief discussion of the penetration of such shows within Asia and then examines the social impact ... More


Quiz Show Histories

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores the broadcast roots of the quiz show in the British and American contexts, while considering how the development of the genre was shaped by the differing national systems of ... More


The Monty Hall problem

Steve Selvin

in The Joy of Statistics: A Treasury of Elementary Statistical Tools and their Applications

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833444
eISBN:
9780191872280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833444.003.0024
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Applied Mathematics

A famous problem that arose from a television game show that produced issues that are widely debated, called the “Monty Hall problem.”


Introduction: Game On

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The quiz/ game show has often been perceived to occupy a low place in the cultural hierarchy. The Introduction examines such perceptions, and considers why they might exist, drawing on comments from ... More


Genre and the Quiz Show

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the complex relations between quiz shows and genre. In doing so, it explores different approaches to genre (such as textual and discursive — drawing in particular on the work of ... More


Quiz Show Theory: Approaching the Programme Text

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores how to analyse quiz shows at a textual level — using textual analysis. The chapter addresses how we might approach the analysis of the genre, focusing in particular on questions ... More


Knowledge in the Quiz Show

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The relationship between quiz shows and knowledge has been a key theme in quiz show scholarship — particularly in terms of how the quiz show has ideological implications. This chapter examines this ... More


The Quiz Show and ‘Ordinary’ People as Television Performers

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Long before reality TV, ‘ordinary’ people provided a core spectacle in the quiz show — the genre invites ‘ordinary’ people into the ‘special’ space of television. This chapter examines how this ... More


‘Asking the Audience’: Quiz Shows and Their Viewers

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Although quiz shows often encourage us to ‘play’ along, and they encode the participation of the audience into their textual form, there have been virtually no audience studies in this sphere. This ... More


KVN: Live television and improvised comedy in the Soviet Union, 1957–71

Andrew Janco

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Based on contemporary publications and interviews with production personnel, this chapter investigates the phenomenon of KVN (Club of the Merry and Quick-Witted / Klub veselykh i nakhodchivykh), a ... More


Quartet: Wallace’s Wittgenstein, Moran’s Amis

Stephen Mulhall

in The Self and its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661787
eISBN:
9780191748301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661787.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins by examining Wittgenstein's influence on David Foster Wallace's first novel, The Broom of the System. It then considers Richard Moran's study of self-knowledge, Authority and ... More


Assessment for Music Learning

William I. Bauer

in Music Learning Today: Digital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199890590
eISBN:
9780199366033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890590.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Philosophy of Music

Assessment is an essential aspect of teaching and learning. Not only is assessment necessary to determine if students have learned what teachers think they have taught, but it also informs the design ... More


Online Quizzes: Improving Reading Compliance and Student Learning

Lonnie R. Yandell and William N. Bailey

in Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Connecting to Psychology and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733187
eISBN:
9780190255824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733187.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the issue of students' preparation for class and how Web-based testing can be used to improve reading compliance and student learning. After reviewing the evidence that students ... More


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