Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences
Lecture Code WNA00001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 教育科学のための研究法と倫理 Ec
Subject Name
(Katakana)
 
Subject Name in
English
Methods of Research and Ethics for Educational Sciences
Instructor BABA TAKUYA,OBA JUN,KOYAMA MASATAKA,KUSAHARA KAZUHIRO,MIWA CHIAKI,KIM YANGSON,WALTER BRETT RAYMOND,MATSUMI NORIO,NAKATSUBO FUMINORI,YAMADA HIROYUKI,KUWAYAMA HISASHI,To be announced.
Instructor
(Katakana)
ババ タクヤ,オオバ ジュン,コヤマ マサタカ,クサハラ カズヒロ,ミワ チアキ,キム ヤンソン,ウォルター ブレット レイモンド,マツミ ノリオ,ナカツボ フミノリ,ヤマダ ヒロユキ,クワヤマ ヒサシ,タントウキョウインミテイ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues9:IAS L101, (1T) Tues10,Fri9-10:To be announced.
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
For the 1st term for YEAR2020, this course will be conducted using TEAMS on-line system. The first lesson will be done on Apr. 10th
(Lecture method with major researches in various fields is primarily used.)  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Common Gradate Education
Eligible Students Students of Division of Educational Sciences
Keywords  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
(Outline)
This subject will introduce students to representative methodologies of educational sciences. Taking up main studies in respective areas, including practical research work in actual educational settings, this subject will encourage students to consider how a series of processes, from problem finding to problem solving, have worked so as to ensure their better understanding of the characteristics of respective methodologies and differences with those in their own areas of specialization. Specific examples of research ethics in the educational science domain will be also given so that students will enhance their awareness of research ethics required for their personal research themes.
(Total 15 lessons in an omnibus style) 
Class Schedule [First session](Apr 10th: Takuya Baba)
Introductory guidance to give students an overview of this subject:
This session aims at explaining the objective and structure of this course. It also gives an explanation on how to evaluate the students for this course.
[Second session](Apr 14th: Chiaki Miwa)
General introduction to research ethics in the educational science domain will be provided:
This session aims at facilitating participants to gain an overall understanding on research ethics in education sciences. Their importance and reasons behind will also be discussed.
【Educational research】
[From Third to Fifth sessions]
Based on specific examples, main research methods of various studies in the area of education will be introduced. Ethical problems that can occur in the course of research work will be also presented.
Third session (Apr 17th: Hiroyuki Yamada, Fuminori Nakatsubo)
It Explains the paradigm and design of qualitative study including its ethics in the education field.
Fourth session (Apr 21st: Hiroyuki Yamada, Jun Oba)
This session outlines higher education studies, presents their methods drawing on several cases and introduce some issues concerning ethics related to higher education studies.
Fifth session (Apr 24th: Hiroyuki Yamada, Yangson Kim)
Students will consider how graduate students design a research in educational sciences (social science) in this session. In particular, students will learn and discuss how they can clarify research purpose and research questions, find appropriate research methods, and deal with possible ethical issues.
Sixth session (Apr 28th: Hiroyuki Yamada, Hisashi Kuwayama)
This session, first of all, provides an overview of research trends on comparative education and development studies in education, and guide graduate students to the joy and importance of field work. It also aims at basic understanding about survey methods and research permit through examining some research papers especially in internationally-collaborative research and development.
【Design research on teacher education】
[From Seventh to Twelfth sessions]
Based on specific examples, main research methods in the area of educational design for teachers will be introduced. Ethical problems that can occur in the course of research work will be also presented.
Seventh session (May 1st: Masataka Koyama, Hisashi Kuwayama)
This session, first of all, provides an overview of research trends on curriculum and instruction, and teacher education. Secondly, focusing on fundamental and normative research in educational policy, it aims to promoting appropriate literature review with special attention to citation methods and the prevention from plagiarism.
Eighth session (May 12th: Masataka Koyama, Hisashi Kuwayama)
This session focuses on empirical research to investigate the reality of teaching and learning at classroom level (e.g.: mathematics education). Some research papers will be examined to promote better design of research framework and the choice of data collection methods with attention to informed consent and the treatment of personal information.
Ninth session (May 15th: Masataka Koyama, Hisashi Kuwayama)
This session focuses on developmental research to investigate better educational intervention on teaching and learning at classroom level in the context of teacher education. Some research papers will be examined to promote better design of research framework and data analysis in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods with attention to the prevention from fabrication and falsification.
Tenth session (May 19th: Kazuhiro Kusahara, KABIR RUSSELL SARWAR)
This lecture provides an overview of key psychometric concepts in education and guides students along the process of both conducting systematic literature review and evaluating levels of evidence in social science. Students will learn methods for accounting for rigorous, ethical, and open science practices with Cochrane review guidelines and design-specific risk-of-bias tools, as well as visualize how the scientific process informs policy analysis at international organizations via efforts to capture and track indicators for subjective well-being and student assessment.
Eleventh session (May 22nd: Kazuhiro Kusahara, KABIR RUSSELL SARWAR)
This lecture focuses on current research practices in the “measurement matters” movement and illustrates examples of ethically informed ethnographic work that expands to survey methodology. Students will examine structured interview questions and survey items such as the OECD PISA study and subjective well-being indicators to discuss their quality. An interactive session for practical skills using statistical coding to evaluate item responses in an open dataset of positive affect is also planned for this lecture.
Twelfth session (May 26th: Kazuhiro Kusahara, KABIR RUSSELL SARWAR)
This lecture outlines ethical research practices and experimental limitations of exploratory and confirmatory study types and their extensions to implementation science and action research with a focus on “positive psychology interventions” in education as concrete examples. Students will engage in peer feedback and discussion on their research interests or motivation and assess which type of study or research methodology might ethically and feasibly measure, address, or augment their current study design ideas.
【Japanese language education (Second language education)】
[From thirteenth to Fifteenth sessions]
Based on specific examples, main research methods in the area of Second language education will be introduced. Ethical problems that can occur in the course of research work will be also presented.
Thirteenth session (May 29th: Norio Matsumi, WALTER BRETT RAYMOND)
Fourteenth session (June 2nd: Norio Matsumi, WALTER BRETT RAYMOND)
Fifteenth session (June 5th: Norio Matsumi, WALTER BRETT RAYMOND) 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
JSPS Sound development of research activity. https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-kousei/rinri.html
日本教科教育学会eds. (2017). Handbook of Subject-based Education. Kyou-iku Shuppan. (in Japanese)
Creswell, J.W. (2008). Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluation Quantitative and Qualitative Research. Pearson. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
Projector, video and so on 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Read the reference materials and the papers given by lecturers with special attention to methodology and research ethicis.  
Requirements If the attendance falls short of two-third the total number of classes, student will not be eligible for semester end exam or report. Carry student ID when appearing for class.  
Grading Method From the 2nd session to 15th session, a short test and/or mini report will be given at the end of every session. (5 points x 14 sessions) and final test and/or a final report will be given at the end of the course. The final test occupies 30 points. In total the sum of points is 100.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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