15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Research Methods in East Asian Studies will equip students with the tools required to carry out research in China, Japan, Korea or the wider East Asian region at taught postgraduate level. The module includes training in basic research skills related to East Asia; quantitative methods; qualitative methods; ethical and legal issues; and discursive contexts and reflexivity in East Asian research. 

Staff Contact: Dr Yu Chen
Teaching Methods: Lectures will offer an introduction to research methods and perspectives as a foundation for further, more student-centred discussions in seminars, and for independent study for the unit assignments.Lectures 1 hour/weekSeminars 1 hour/weekIndependent study 126 hours (about 10.5 hours/week for 12 weeks) 
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