Course Syllabus

Joint Research Workshop I

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: G. Colombo
Other Lecturers: D. Yokomizo, S. McGinty, Y. Matsuura
Course Type: Seminar
Semester: Spring
Year: LGS M1 students and other GSL students
Course Periods: TBD
Credits: 2
Whether mandatory or not: Compulsory for the LGS students. Other GSL students can take the course.
Classroom: Due to COVID-19 containment measures, all classes for the 2020 Spring Semester will be held online. Students are requested to abstain from coming to the university

 

Outline of Lecture Course

This course provides the occasion to train the student to obtain the abilities to organize a joint research, to manage it jointly, to pursue assigned research and to conduct a cross-disciplinary joint research. A group of instructors continuously supervise and advise a student group. The target of Joint Research Workshop I is the development of a joint research plan. The instructors provide a big topic such as “sustainable development” (2013), “water management” (2014), “local governance” (2015), “urbanization” (2016) and the student group will decide a more specific research topic such as “Facilitating the Relocation of Mumbai Airport Slum through Deliberative Democracy” (2016). The student group will agree on the research plan, including the aim and structure of the joint research and the assigned research to each student. Through the reviews by the instructors, the research plan will be endorsed at the end of the spring semester. The joint research immediately begins based upon this endorsed plan.

External experts will also be involved in the supervision of students.

Course Objectives The Joint Research Workshop I is designed to provide students with specific skills, normally quite difficult to acquire during a master program. The course will focus on: 1) designing a joint research project; 2) writing a comprehensive research proposal using a format similar to those currently used when applying for research grants; 3) dividing task, working as a team, and carrying out a multi-disciplinary research; 4) reporting progress by giving presentation on a regular basis. 
Textbooks

Text: due to the peculiar nature of the seminar, there is no need of a general textbook for students. A Handbook based on previous students’ experience will be distributed at the beginning of the course.  

Course Materials/Supplements Not necessary
Assessment

25%     Class Participation/Attendance        

25%     Midterm presentation

50%     Final presentation and Research Report

Prerequisites

Given the peculiar structure of the Joint Research Workshop, only students who commit to take both Joint Research Workshop I and II are allowed to take part in this class.

A good command of the English language (reading, speaking, and writing) is required.

Instructions for Out-of-Class Study Given the peculiar structure of the JRW, Out-of-Class Study is directly managed by the students.
Responding to Student Questions Please contact the instructor by e-mail.
Other Notes

Please note that the course will be held only if enough students enroll.

The first class will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 13:00 - on Zoom.


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[Subject: Joint Research Workshop I]

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page

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Orientation 

Orientation
1. Course Design
2. Class Organization
3. Time Schedule
Research Proposal JRW I.docx

 

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Research meeting to be arranged by the students MeetingMinute_Sample.docx
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8 Workshop  Mid-term presentation on the Joint Research Proposal
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14 Workshop  Presentation of Research Proposals & Discussion
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Joint Report by the participants
Presentation on the Group Report
Presentation on the Individual Report
Questions & Answers
Discussion

 
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