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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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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....
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8 个视频(共 36 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video8 个视频
1.1 Overview2分钟
1.2 Why social science is a science6分钟
1.3 Theory and evidence in social science7分钟
1.4 The origins of social science4分钟
1.5 Social science as a new way to study society3分钟
1.6 Differences between social science and other disciplines7分钟
1.7 Summary1分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Assignments & Grading3分钟
Suggested Reading List (Optional)10分钟
Week 1 General Reading List10分钟
Week 1 Classics Reading List10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 1 - What is social science?14分钟

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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 个视频(共 39 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video7 个视频
2.2 Inequality5分钟
2.3 Family7分钟
2.4 Social context and individual outcomes9分钟
2.5 Divergence7分钟
2.6 Political and social change3分钟
2.7 Summary2分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Week 2 The Big Questions Reading10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 2 - The Big Questions14分钟

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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....
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7 个视频(共 44 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video7 个视频
3.2 Change and continuity7分钟
3.3 Family8分钟
3.4 Population aging5分钟
3.5 Migration4分钟
3.6 Education, Health, and Wellbeing11分钟
3.7 Summary3分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Week 3 Social Science Research on China Resources10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 3 - Social science research on China14分钟

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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 个视频(共 59 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video7 个视频
4.2 Sociology15分钟
4.3 Political Science14分钟
4.4 Economics13分钟
4.5 Anthropology6分钟
4.6 Other disciplines5分钟
4.7 Summary1分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Week 4 Social Science Disciplines Reading10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 4 - Social science disciplines14分钟

讲师

Cameron Campbell

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

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