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Магистратура 2021/2022

Методология современных исследований в востоковедении

Статус: Курс обязательный (Бизнес и политика в современной Азии)
Направление: 58.04.01. Востоковедение и африканистика
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1, 2 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для всех кампусов НИУ ВШЭ
Прогр. обучения: Бизнес и политика в современной Азии
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The main aims of this course are to introduce Master’s program students the essentials of contemporary research in Asian Studies, epistemology and features of scientific culture, the main principles, strategies and techniques of research design in Asian Studies, methods of social sciences and humanities commonly used in studies of economic, political and social processes in Asia, instruments of work with primary and secondary sources; to familiarize the students with some traditional and innovative theoretical approaches and the ways of elaborating a theoretical framework for a research; to provide understanding of effective presentation of research results in compliance with contemporary academic requirements.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course is aimed at systemic development of students’ understanding of the role and features of contemporary Asian Studies methodology as well as at improving skills of planning and conducting research in this field in accordance with modern scientific standards and with consideration to the best international and national academic practices.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Contemporary Research in Social Science and Humanities: Objectives, Concepts and Principles
  • Asian Studies as an Interdisciplinary Field: Subject Areas and the Ways of Convergence
  • The Role of Theory in Modern Asian Studies
  • Methods of Research: Variety, Complexity and the Problem of Choice
  • Research Process and the Foundations of Research Design
  • Historiography in Asian Studies: Specific Features and Approaсhes
  • Primary and Secondary Sources in Asian Studies
  • Writing on Asia: Requirements for Academic Papers in Asian Studies
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class attendance
  • non-blocking Class participation
  • non-blocking Written exam
    A written answer (Module 1) - 30% of the examination grade, a critical review (Module 1) - 20% of the examination grade, an essay (Module 2) - 50% of the examination grade.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.2 * Class attendance + 0.2 * Class participation + 0.6 * Written exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Research methodology : a step-by-step guide for beginners, Kumar, R., 2014
  • Social research methods, Bryman, A., 2012
  • Writing your master's thesis : from A to Zen, Nygaard, L. P., 2017

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Advances in political methodology, Franzese, R. J., 2017
  • Content analysis : an introduction to its methodology, Krippendorff, K., 2013
  • Going to the sources : a guide to historical research and writing, Brundage, A., 2018
  • How to write a lot : a practical guide to productive academic writing, Silvia, P. J., 2019
  • Introduction to international relations : theories and approaches, Jackson, R., Sorensen, G., 2013
  • Methodological thinking : basic principles of social research design, Loseke, D. R., 2017