Mainly through exercises, how to proceed with research, survey research literature, read research papers, and make presentation will be learned.
This course is mainly designed for students majored in Management of Technology who have no research experience. First, students are expected to learn what research is, and then they will gain some skills required for research including the critical reading skill.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. understand and explain what research is
2. conduct research literature survey
3. read research papers critically
4. make an effective presentation
research, literature survey, critical reading, presentation method
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures will be carried out interactively. Also two in-class exercises will be conducted, and a group work and a presentation will be required for students. This course is taught in Japanese.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Course introduction and fundamental of research: what research is, values of research, types of research, etc.||Understand the course objective, syllabus, groupwork, grading, and the fundamental of research, etc.|
|Class 2||How to survey research literature (the use of library system)||Be able to use the university library system|
|Class 3||Exercise 1: understanding the fact-based conclusion||Understand the fact-based analysis and conclusion|
|Class 4||Critical reading of research literature||Be able to do critical reading of research literature|
|Class 5||Exercise 2: critical reading using two research papers||Confirm that students can do critical reading by using research reports|
|Class 6||Effective presentation of research findings||Understand the effective presentation of research findings|
|Class 7||Group presentation and discussion||Be able to make an effective presentation|
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.
All materials for the course will be available through OCWi
Attendance 40%, Groupwork 20%, Report 20%, Participation in discussion 20%
There is a limitation to the number of registration (see Misc. for more).
This course requires heavy discussion and group work in Japanese; therefore, the number of students who can register to the course is limited to 25 students. The priority of registration will be given to the 2nd year MOT students, the 1st year MOT students, Innovation Science students, other course Tokyo Tech students, and any other students in this order.