POL5706 - Doing Research in China

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to introduce to students the major research methods of social sciences, in the context of China. In particular, students will appreciate the challenges and promises of China research, the circumstances upon which these arise, and the coping strategies adopted by researchers active in the field. The course will also enhance students’ knowledge on the major research methods of social science, qualitative and quantitative, in the context of China research in particular. Researchers (faculties and doctoral candidates working on China) will be invited to discuss their actual research experience with students.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Reading, class presentation, participation: 40%
Research design proposal: 60%
Detailed Course Information


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