Understanding the methods in the fields of social science, political science, law and public administration.
Understanding basics of public survey and its research design, designing practical survey plan.
About Legal studies: Legal information research, rules, cases(Japanese), Foreign legal information research, statute, case law(Mainly U.S.)
About social science : discussing, understanding, expressing on recent public survey of social science. Students will be able to design research plan, make participants to understood the intention and improve the plan considering feedback by participants.
Legal fields: statutes, case law, case study, Social science: public survey, research design
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Legal study method(1 to 7): using legal information resource, understanding judgments and cases (Japanese and English) to report and discussion with other students.
In the latter part(9-14), students can study about the methodlogy of social science focusing on public survey and research design.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Legal study method1 (legal information research Japan)||understanding basic legal information research|
|Class 2||Legal study method2 (legal information research Japan)||understandign foreign legal information research|
|Class 3||Legal study method3 (case research Japan)||Trying Japanese Supreme Court Case report|
|Class 4||Legal study method4 (case research Japan)||Trying Japanese Supreme Court Case report|
|Class 5||Legal study method5 (Foreign law research)||Trying Foreign Law report|
|Class 6||Legal study method6 (Foreign case research)||Trying Foreign Case report|
|Class 7||Legal study method7 (presentation)||Presentation and Discussion about theme of research|
|Class 8||Midterm discussion||Midterm discussion|
|Class 9||Basic case study for social science.||Understanding the development of the case study in recent social science.|
|Class 10||Research design and hypothesis||Deciding a provisional title and making research question and hypothesis.|
|Class 11||The way of writing research background.||Reviewing the research question and hypothesis, and deciding the research background.|
|Class 12||The novelty of the research||Reviewing the research background and thinking novelty of the research.|
|Class 13||Research method and plan.||Thinking for writing the research method and plan.|
|Class 14||Tips for research design and writing.||Thinking tips for research design and writing.|
|Class 15||Overview the class and reporting||Presentation and Discussion about each research designs.|
At first half(legal study method): Blue Book
Combination of evaluation both legal study method part and politics part.
Legal study: schooling(40%) report and presentation(60%).
Methods for political science and public administration: class discussion(60%) and presentation(40%).
At first half (egal study) Experience of studying legal basics in undergraduate is strongly recommended.