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Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 2

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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Rating 4.0 based on 3 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 1-2 hours per week
Starts Jul 6 (7 days ago)
Cost $49
From The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Instructor Cameron Campbell
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Data Science Education
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Rating 4.0 based on 3 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 1-2 hours per week
Starts Jul 6 (7 days ago)
Cost $49
From The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Instructor Cameron Campbell
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Data Science Education
Tags Social Sciences Data Science Data Analysis Education

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