2018 Graduate Methodologies in Politics, Law and Administration S1

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Kawana Shinji 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri3-4(W9-910)  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.P461
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2018/4/12
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Keywords

case study, research design

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

students can study about the methodlogy of social science.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 introduction none
Class 2 epistemology Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 3 hypothesis, method, theory 1 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 4 hypothesis, method, theory 2 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 5 inference Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 6 abduction Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 7 case study 1 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 8 case study 2 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 9 case study 3 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 10 research design Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 11 research design Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 12 Development from analysis to theory Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 13 What is an academic thesis? Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 14 reporting 1 Presentation and Discussion about each research designs.
Class 15 reporting 2 Presentation and Discussion about each research designs.

Textbook(s)

see Japanese

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Temporary distributed.

Assessment criteria and methods

class discussion(60%) and presentation(40%).

Related courses

  • SHS.P441 : Graduate Lecture in Politics, Law and Administration S1A
  • SHS.P442 : Graduate Lecture in Politics, Law and Administration S1B
  • SHS.P443 : Graduate Lecture in Politics, Law and Administration F1A
  • SHS.P444 : Graduate Lecture in Politics, Law and Administration F1B
  • SHS.P462 : Graduate Methodologies in Politics, Law and Administration F1

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

none

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

shinji.kawana[at]ila.titech.ac.jp

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