2019 Graduate Methodologies in Politics, Law and Administration S1

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Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Kawana Shinji 
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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.


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 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 4 explanation Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 5 induction, deduction, abduction Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 6 process tracing 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 case study 4 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 11 case study 5 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 12 case study 6 Understanding textbooks(in Japanese)
Class 13 reporting none
Class 14 reporting none
Class 15 reporting none


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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.)

It is desirable to have certain knowledge about social science

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