Local Socio-economic Survey and Research Advanced Course
TeachersMATSUO, KoichiroStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [Graduate School of Economics(Doctoral and Master's Degree Programs), Division of Regional Economics and Policy]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
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Course Description

We will examine methodological approaches by doing social scientific research. This course will cover some major topics including: project planning, research design, data collection, and data analysis.

Course Objectives

In this course, we aim to develop students' knowledge of social research methodology. By the end of this course, students are expected to understand the practical application of research techniques.

Grading Policy

Class participation and weekly assignments (50%)
Term paper (50%)

Textbook and Reference

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Requirements(Assignments)

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Schedule

1Introduction
2Quantitative research methods
3Research questions and hypotheses
4Measuring techniques
5Questionnaire
6Sampling
7Summarizing quantitative data
8Relationships between variables
9Qualitative research methods
10Participant observation
11Triangulation
12Community studies
13Case study techniques
14Research writing
15Discussion