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.
In this class, we discuss the problems of "knowledge and power" through topics such as culture, gender, sexuality, and race. We will also consider the importance of critical thinking towards the representation that we see in education, research, and society in general.
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 and the danger of describing others.
２, Understand “knowledge and power” and develop the ability to understand specific policies and examples through critical thinking.
case study, research design
Representation, 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.
Short lecture and discussion sessions
|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||Subject and agency||Learn about the subject|
|Class 10||Policy and agency - Ecological systems theory||Understand policies through the lens of ecological systems theory|
|Class 11||Representation of the marginalized and vulnerable in society - Critical race theory and intersectionality||Understand education systems through the lens of critical race theory and intersectionality|
|Class 12||Culture and customs - Critical race theory||Understand culture and customs through the lens of critical race theory|
|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.
Will be distributed as needed.
class discussion(60%) and presentation(40%).
class discussion(60%) and report (40%)
It is desirable to have certain knowledge about social science
Be sure to prepare the textbooks.