Keio University Global COE Program
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Quantitative Analysis (Intermediate) Joint Seminar (Keio University GCOE-CGCS and University of Seoul)

Time and place: August 5-13, 2009
  Institute of International Education

To learn how to use STATA and to promote exchange
between Keio University and the University of Seoul

Keio University GCOE-CGCS  Project subject Ⅰ
Time and place: 16-18 July 2009 at 9:00~18:00
  357 Graduate School Building, Mita Campus, Keio University A

Theories and models of local autonomy


Professor Kim Soon-Eun (Dong-Eui University), the former President of the Korean Association for Local Government Studies, delivered lectures on the theories and models of local autonomy. The lectures touched on a wide range of topics concerning local government and local autonomy, including the relationship between liberal democracy and local government, the role and function of local government, local government finance, and the role of civic participation. Students were involved in lively discussions on these topics, and through this, were able to gain invaluable insights for their future research.

Keio University GCOE-CGCS  Project subject Ⅱ
Time and place: 16-18 July 2009 at 9:00~18:00
  357 Graduate School Building, Mita Campus, Keio University B
Title: Korean Society and Politics

Professor Kim Eui-Kon (Inha University), the President-elect of the Korean Association of International Studies, delivered lectures on Korean society and politics, concentrating on several crucial problems confronting Korean society today. Students were able to deepen their understanding of Korean society through Professor Kim’s political analyses, which took into account the history and economy of Korea. The lectures offered an invaluable opportunity for students to rethink Japanese society and politics, and also, to broaden their horizon on the present and future of Japan and Korea, and their relationship with other East Asian countries.

Quantitative Analysis (Beginners) Joint Seminar (Keio University GCOE-CGCS and Dong-Eui University)

Time and place: 22-25 Feb 2009
  Dongeui University (Pusan, South Korea)

Between February 22 and 25, 2009, the “SPSS seminar” was held at Dongeui University, Pusan, South Korea. Seven Research Assistants (RA) from the CGCS participated in this workshop. The workshop was run by Professor Soon-Eun Kim, Dean of External Cooperation at Dong-eui University.
The RAs learnt about basic and advanced data analysis methods. Yoh Murayama, one of the participants, said: “I learnt different ways of analyzing data using SPSS, such as chi-square analysis, correlation analysis and analysis of variance. Through this seminar, I was able to re-appreciate the importance of the basic processes such as the consideration of sample size, handling of missing values and checking a normal distribution of the data.” Kazuhiko Fuchikawa, another participant, said: “It was very useful to learn not only about SPSS, but also, to learn to put into practice the basics of statistics, that is, collecting data, setting a hypothesis, and analyzing.” As Fuchikawa is a student of economic law, he commented: “I would like to use what I learnt about SPSS and Statistics in my thesis.” Jun Matsumoto added: “The workshop was very helpful in that it clarified when and how to use certain methods,” and along with Fuchikawa said that he would like to participate in an advanced workshop should there be one in the future.
All the RAs said that the workshop was an excellent opportunity to enrich their English vocabulary of Statistic terms.