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燈號說明

審定:楊宗瑩(簡介並寄信)
審定簡介:
國立臺灣師範大學國文系教授退休。

翻譯:林孟芬(Meng-Fen Lin)(簡介並寄信)
編輯:鄭玨(簡介並寄信)

講師

Lotte Bailyn 教授
Jesper B. Sorensen 教授

教學大綱

本課是為全憑觀察與實驗的社會科學建立健全的研究基礎而設計。本課涉及的是社會研究基礎的假設與邏輯,而不是特別的技巧。學生將熟悉各種研究設計的方法,並在輔導下發展他們自己的研究設計。

學生將以小組合作的方式設計並進行一個小型的研究專案。小組在學期中將不定期的對全班同學口頭報告其結果,期末公開的小組報告則將開放給史隆管理學院。小組的書面報告應在期末繳交。另有兩個個人的作業。

教科書

書店裡有這本教科書,圖書館中則被保留作專用:

Singleton, R. A., Jr., 與 Bruce C. Straits. 《社會研究的方法》(Approaches to Social Research)第三版。New York: Oxford University Press, 1999,ISBN: 0195105257。 (S&S)

另外可以借閱的參考資料。

評分

活動 百分比
小組專案
Group Project
50%
作業I
Assignment I
15%
作業 II
Assignment II
15%
參與
Participation
20%

個人作業

  1. 第六堂課後五天內應繳交(佔總分的15%)
    我將會要求你寫一段在第六堂課中所給予的一些數據的分析。你在這段中附上一個(報告格式的)表格,並於這段中引用此表格。你不需要做任何統計檢定。第六堂課後五天內繳交兩份拷貝,一份為第七堂課內作(匿名的)討論用,另一份則將被改正、評論、與給分。

  2. 第十一堂課應繳交(佔總分的15%)
    我將要求你針對第九堂課中所分發的一篇文章做方法分析。為這個作業,你將從四篇文章中做選擇。

Instructors

Professor Lotte Bailyn
Professor Jesper B. Sorensen

Course Overview

This course is designed to lay the foundations of good empirical research in the social sciences. It does not deal with specific techniques per se, but rather with the assumptions and the logic underlying social research. Students become acquainted with a variety of approaches to research design, and are helped to develop their own research projects and to evaluate the products of empirical research.

Students will work in groups to design and carry out a small research project. Group results will be presented orally to the class at various points during the semester, with a final public presentation that will be open to the Sloan community. A group written report is due at the end of the semester. There will also be 2 individual assignments.

Textbook

One text is available at the bookstore and also on reserve in the library:

Singleton, R. A., Jr., and Bruce C. Straits. Approaches to Social Research. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN: 0195105257. (S&S)

Readings will also be made available.

Grading

ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Group Project 50%
Assignment I 15%
Assignment II 15%
Participation 20%

Individual Assignments
  1. Due five days after lecture 6 (15% of grade)
    You will be asked to write a paragraph analyzing some data you will be given in lecture 6. You will attach one table (in presentational form) to the paragraph and should refer to this table in your paragraph. It is not necessary to do any statistical tests for this assignment. Two copies should be handed in five days after lecture 6, one for discussion (anonymously) in lecture 7, and one to be corrected, commented on, and graded.

  2. Due in lecture 11 (15% of grade)
    You will be asked to do a methodological analysis of an article, which will be given out in lecture 9. You will have four articles to choose from for this assignment.

 
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