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This course seeks to turn learners into informed consumers of social science research. It introduces concepts, standards, and principles of social science research to the interested non-expert. Learners who complete the course will be able to assess evidence and critically evaluate claims about important social phenomena. It reviews the origins and development of social science, describes the process of discovery in contemporary social science research, and explains how contemporary social science differs from apparently related fields. It describes the goals, basic paradigms, and methodologies of the major social science disciplines. It offers an overview of the major questions that are the focus of much contemporary social science research, overall and for China. Special emphasis is given to explaining the challenges that social scientists face in drawing conclusions about cause and effect from their studies, and offers an overview of the approaches that are used to overcome these challenges. Explanation is non-technical and does not involve mathematics. Statistics and quantitative methods are not covered. Explore the big questions in social science and learn how you can be a critical, informed consumer of social science research. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/QuMOAlwhpvU After you complete Part 1, enroll in Part 2 to learn how to be a PRODUCER of Social science research. Part 2: https://www.coursera.org/learn/social-science-research-chinese-society...
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cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Sugerido: 1-2 hours a week...
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
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2 horas para concluir

What is social science?

Welcome to Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 1! Part 1 focuses on being a CONSUMER of social science research. Take some time to review the Course Overview video and the assignments for this course. In Week 1, we will explore What is Social Science. By the end of this week, you will be able to understand the differences between social science from humanities, natural and life sciences, outline the origins of social science and have a grasp of key definitions and terms....
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 36 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video8 videos
1.1 Overview2min
1.2 Why social science is a science6min
1.3 Theory and evidence in social science7min
1.4 The origins of social science4min
1.5 Social science as a new way to study society3min
1.6 Differences between social science and other disciplines7min
1.7 Summary1min
Reading4 leituras
Assignments & Grading3min
Suggested Reading List (Optional)10min
Week 1 General Reading List10min
Week 1 Classics Reading List10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 1 - What is social science?14min
Week
2
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1 hora para concluir

The Big Questions

In Week 2, we will focus on The Big Questions. By the end of this week, you should have some sense of the range of questions that are the focus of much social science research. The next week, Week 3, will expand on China specific research....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 39 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video7 videos
2.2 Inequality5min
2.3 Family7min
2.4 Social context and individual outcomes9min
2.5 Divergence7min
2.6 Political and social change3min
2.7 Summary2min
Reading1 leituras
Week 2 The Big Questions Reading10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 2 - The Big Questions14min
Week
3
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1 hora para concluir

Social Science Research on China

In Week 3, we will focus on Social Science Research on China. By the end of this week, you should have some sense of major topics in current social science research on China....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 44 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video7 videos
3.2 Change and continuity7min
3.3 Family8min
3.4 Population aging5min
3.5 Migration4min
3.6 Education, Health, and Wellbeing11min
3.7 Summary3min
Reading1 leituras
Week 3 Social Science Research on China Resources10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 3 - Social science research on China14min
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4
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1 hora para concluir

The Social Science Disciplines

In Week 4, we will focus on The Social Science Disciplines. By the end of this week, you should have a better understanding of the emphases of each of the major social science disciplines, and the differences between the disciplines....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 59 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video7 videos
4.2 Sociology15min
4.3 Political Science14min
4.4 Economics13min
4.5 Anthropology6min
4.6 Other disciplines5min
4.7 Summary1min
Reading1 leituras
Week 4 Social Science Disciplines Reading10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 4 - Social science disciplines14min

Instrutores

Cameron Campbell

Professor of Social Science
Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science

Sobre The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world....

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