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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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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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Beginner Level

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Recommandé : 1-2 hours a week

Approx. 13 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

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2 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 36 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
1.1 Overview2 min
1.2 Why social science is a science6 min
1.3 Theory and evidence in social science7 min
1.4 The origins of social science4 min
1.5 Social science as a new way to study society3 min
1.6 Differences between social science and other disciplines7 min
1.7 Summary1 min
Reading4 lectures
Assignments & Grading3 min
Suggested Reading List (Optional)10 min
Week 1 General Reading List10 min
Week 1 Classics Reading List10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 1 - What is social science?14 min

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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 vidéos (Total 39 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
2.2 Inequality5 min
2.3 Family7 min
2.4 Social context and individual outcomes9 min
2.5 Divergence7 min
2.6 Political and social change3 min
2.7 Summary2 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 2 The Big Questions Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 2 - The Big Questions14 min

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1 heure pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 44 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
3.2 Change and continuity7 min
3.3 Family8 min
3.4 Population aging5 min
3.5 Migration4 min
3.6 Education, Health, and Wellbeing11 min
3.7 Summary3 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 3 Social Science Research on China Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 - Social science research on China14 min

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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 vidéos (Total 59 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
4.2 Sociology15 min
4.3 Political Science14 min
4.4 Economics13 min
4.5 Anthropology6 min
4.6 Other disciplines5 min
4.7 Summary1 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 4 Social Science Disciplines Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 4 - Social science disciplines14 min

Enseignant

Cameron Campbell

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

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