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.
We represent others through fieldworks and observations. And we analyze and describe various phenomena based on an academic point of view. However, in this act, dangerous violence is hidden. In this class, we think about the problem of "knowledge and power". And we think the possibility and problem of representation.
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.
１, Understand the difficulty of representing others and know the danger.
２, Understand about “knowledge and power” and develop the ability to apply to specific policy.
case study, research design
Representation of others, Knowledge and power
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
students can study about the methodlogy of social science.
Combining class and discussion
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|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||Understanding textbooks（in Japanese）|
|Class 8||fieldwork||Learn about fieldwork|
|Class 9||Agency, daily practice, resistance||Learn about the subject|
|Class 10||Politics and subject||Learn about fieldwork from Delhi slum cases|
|Class 11||Representation of the Vulnerable- Subaltern Studies||Learn about Subaltern Studies|
|Class 12||Representation of culture, Representation of tradition||Edward W. Said "Orientalism"|
|Class 13||Gender / Sexuality||Learn about Gender / Sexuality|
|Class 14||Summary||Summary and discussion|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
class discussion(60%) and presentation(40%).
class discussion(40%) and report (60%)
It is desirable to have certain knowledge about social science
Be sure to prepare the textbooks.