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Course Code etc
Academic Year 2023
College College of Sociology
Course Code DA383
Theme・Subtitle 行動科学の研究法と計量社会学 (Research Method of Behavioral Science and Statistical Sociology)
Class Format Face to face (all classes are face-to-face)
Campus Ikebukuro
Semester Full year
DayPeriod・Room Wed.3・6406
Credit 4
Course Number SOC3620
Language Japanese
Notes
Text Code DA383

【Course Objectives】

The purpose of this course is to develop students' ability to analyze various social phenomena in the real society broadly and scientifically. Understanding many kinds of social structure, especially understanding accurate measurement and analysis methods in sociology,and the relationship between personal behavior, and social structure is important. Conducting analysis based on an international perspective is also important.

【Course Contents】

How are micro personal behaviors related to macro social phenomena? When individuals pursue convenience, social problems such as environmental problems may occur. And in an affluent society, social changes may occur in Japanese society, such as increasing part time workers and social disparities, increasing people's anxiety about the future, while the sale of luxury goods is increasing. Scientific methodologies of social research and analysis are necessary to investigate this huge modern society. However, there are many inappropriate social studies and analyses.
In this seminar, students decide their research theme and investigate various kinds of contemporary social phenomena. Research themes include social change, social stratification, values, and various aspects of inequalities, participation behavior and leisure activities, human relations, education, politics, and environmental issues. We practice data analysis using national sample survey data and international comparative data. Even students who are not good at analysis will be fine. A student who has a motivation for empirical research, and who has a broad perspective and is interested in real society, is welcome. First, we will have presentation and discussion on academic research by using a textbook and results of students' analyses. Next, we will read and discuss the latest academic papers. Finally, students will write seminar papers on their own research subjects. In this course of one year, I would like to train student’s comprehensive ability of intellectual production behavior.

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