DIJ Method Talks
May 26, 2021 – March 30, 2023
This lecture series is part of our research focus Methods and Methodologies. Researchers from all disciplines of the social sciences give talks on methods and methodological questions regarding their research on, in and beyond Japan – or Japan in a global or transnational context. They discuss ‘classic’ methodological approaches and questions as well as new approaches, challenges and trends. Topics addressed include: doing qualitative research in times of social distancing, mixed methods research, gender sensitive methods/research, the impact of the digital transformation on methods, research in times of increasingly competitive university/academic labor conditions, methods in inter- or transdisciplinary research etc.
Join us to discuss these and further issues with internationally established scholars!
The DIJ Method Talks are part of the DIJ Social Science Study Group, a forum for scholars conducting research on contemporary Japan. Meetings are open to speakers from all disciplines of the social sciences. The events are open to all.
Patchwork Ethnography: Interpenetrations of the Personal and the Professional in Research
Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester
Using Delphi Survey to Predict how Technology May Transform Unpaid Domestic Work
Lulu Shi, Oxford University and Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University
Actors, Networks, and where to find them
Timo Thelen, Kanazawa University
Critical Discourse Analysis and the Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Japan
Isabel Fassbender, Doshisha Women’s College, Kyoto
Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Thomas Ash: ‘Ushiku’
Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Surveys in Japan: Methods and Epistemologies
Daiki Hiramori, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
Saori Kamano, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo
(in cooperation with Laura Dales, University of Western Australia)
Worshipping the Kami at a Distance: World-Wide Shinto and the Global Pandemic
Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mental mapping: Rediscovering and reframing a geographical method for mobility patterns
Sakura Yamamura, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity