2018 Freshman Orientation to Social Science | Duke Kunshan University

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2018 Freshman Orientation to Social Science

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 09:00
Andrew MacDonald, Mengqi Wang & Yu Wang

Duke Kunshan University’s first Freshman Orientation to Social Science happens on 28 September 2018. FOSS is a teaching session, which introduces freshmen to fundamental concerns, burning research questions, and the practical process of producing knowledge. It offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn the steps of conducting rigorous and systematic research in social science.

The 2018 FOSS starts at 9:00 a.m. and finishes at 4:00 p.m. It consists of three 45-minute topic modules and one keynote presentation over lunch. This year’s FOSS focuses substantively on gender inequality in China. Three Duke Kunshan University professors tackle the topic from the perspective of their different social science disciplines. Professor Andrew MacDonald introduces the experiment as the gold standard in social science research. He presents research examples from studies of gender inequality in the workplace. Professor Mengqi Wang focuses on qualitative research methods. She will talk about doing ethnography on topics of gender and housing in contemporary China. Professor Yu Wang gives an overview of survey methods in social science. She presents applications of survey data in gender inequality studies. In her keynote presentation, Professor Cai Zuo, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fudan University, author of Trade-offs and Developments in Research Methods of Political Science, talks about her own social science research experience.

Who is eligible to register?

The orientation is designed for Duke Kunshan University freshman with an interest in social science. It is free to the university’s students, but the number of places is limited. Pre-registration is required. Students receive course materials and a class schedule by e-mail after successful registration online.

When and how to register?

Registration deadline: 7 September 2018

Use this link to register: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00B088Y3iYVb0ZT

Other questions?

Contact Chi Zhang at chi.zhang323@dukekunshan.edu.cn