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This course is intended as a first step for learners who seek to become producers of social science research. It is organized as an introduction to the design and execution of a research study. It introduces the key elements of a proposal for a research study, and explains the role of each. It reviews the major types of qualitative and quantitative data used in social science research, and then introduces some of the most important sources of existing data available freely or by application, worldwide and for China. The course offers an overview of basic principles in the design of surveys, including a brief introduction to sampling. Basic techniques for quantitative analysis are also introduced, along with a review of common challenges that arise in the interpretation of results. Professional and ethical issues that often arise in the conduct of research are also discussed. The course concludes with an introduction to the options for further study available to the interested student, and an overview of the key steps involved in selecting postgraduate programs and applying for admission. Learners who complete the course will be able to make an informed decision about whether to pursue advanced studies, and should be adequately prepared to write an application for postgraduate study that exhibits basic understanding of key aspects of social science research paradigms and methodologies. Explore the big questions in social science and learn how you can be a producer of social science research. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/QuMOAlwhpvU Part 1 should be completed before taking this course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/social-science-study-chinese-society...
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

Réinitialisez les dates limites selon votre disponibilité.
Beginner Level

Niveau débutant

Clock

Recommandé : 1-2 hours per week

Approx. 15 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

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1

Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Designing a Study

Welcome to Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 2! Part 2 focuses on being a PRODUCER of Social Science Research. Take some time to review the course overview, assignments for this course and say hello in the discussion forum. ...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 84 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
1.1 Designing a Study3 min
1.2 The Research Proposal8 min
1.3 Aims13 min
1.4 Impact and Significance16 min
1.5 Background-Literature Review11 min
1.6 Methodology11 min
1.7 Data14 min
1.8 Summary3 min
Reading4 lectures
Assignments and grading10 min
Suggested Reading List (Optional)10 min
Week 1 General Reading List10 min
Week 1 Designing a study10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 1 Designing a study14 min

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Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Evidence

Week 2 will discuss the kind sources social scientists use for research. By the end of this week, you should be able to identify some of these major sources and perhaps pinpoint some sources that can be used in your own study....
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 98 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
2.2 Survey data12 min
2.3 Public data10 min
2.4. Administrative and archival microdata12 min
2.5. Multi-generational microdata11 min
2.6 Aggregated data12 min
2.7 Sources of aggregated data7 min
2.8 Qualitative sources13 min
2.9 New sources11 min
2.10 Summary2 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 2 Evidence10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 2 Evidence14 min

3

Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Sampling

By the end of Week 3, you should be able to understand why RANDOM SAMPLING is important in a survey, outline the most common approaches to sampling and discuss key considerations when choosing a sampling strategy for your study....
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 97 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
3.2. Surveys and sampling13 min
3.3. Probability sampling12 min
3.4. Clustered sampling17 min
3.5. Stratification, oversampling13 min
3.6. Respondent-driven sampling7 min
3.7(a) Conducting a survey - Preparation10 min
3.7(b) Conducting a survey - Designing a Questionnaire9 min
3.8. Response rates and follow-up7 min
3.9. Summary2 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 3 Sampling10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Sampling14 min

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Section
Clock
1 heure pour terminer

Public Data for China

Week 4 discusses major sources of public data available to you. By the end of this week you should be able to describe the opportunities as well as the challenges associated with using publicly available survey data. ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 42 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
4.2. China General Social Survey7 min
4.3. China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey5 min
4.4. China Family Panel Studies2 min
4.5. China Health and Nutrition Survey3 min
4.6. The China Multigenerational Panel Datasets (CMGPD)14 min
4.7. Other major datasets4 min
4.8. Summary2 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 4 Public Data for China10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Public Data for China14 min

Enseignant

Cameron Campbell

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

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