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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 個視頻(共 36 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video8 個視頻
1.1 Overview2分鐘
1.2 Why social science is a science6分鐘
1.3 Theory and evidence in social science7分鐘
1.4 The origins of social science4分鐘
1.5 Social science as a new way to study society3分鐘
1.6 Differences between social science and other disciplines7分鐘
1.7 Summary1分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Assignments & Grading3分鐘
Suggested Reading List (Optional)10分鐘
Week 1 General Reading List10分鐘
Week 1 Classics Reading List10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 1 - What is social science?14分鐘

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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 個視頻(共 39 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
2.2 Inequality5分鐘
2.3 Family7分鐘
2.4 Social context and individual outcomes9分鐘
2.5 Divergence7分鐘
2.6 Political and social change3分鐘
2.7 Summary2分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 2 The Big Questions Reading10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 2 - The Big Questions14分鐘

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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 個視頻(共 44 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
3.2 Change and continuity7分鐘
3.3 Family8分鐘
3.4 Population aging5分鐘
3.5 Migration4分鐘
3.6 Education, Health, and Wellbeing11分鐘
3.7 Summary3分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 3 Social Science Research on China Resources10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 3 - Social science research on China14分鐘

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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....
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7 個視頻(共 59 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
4.2 Sociology15分鐘
4.3 Political Science14分鐘
4.4 Economics13分鐘
4.5 Anthropology6分鐘
4.6 Other disciplines5分鐘
4.7 Summary1分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 4 Social Science Disciplines Reading10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 4 - Social science disciplines14分鐘

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Cameron Campbell

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

關於 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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