Instructor: Dr. Cho Seo-Young
This workshop focuses on methodologies that can be used for research on Korea in a systematic and integrative manner. Yet, the fields of Korean studies have not provided sufficient literature on methods for Korean studies. It is because scholars of area studies are often reluctant to adopt rigorous methods for evaluating country-specific questions and produce generalizable scientific knowledge. Conversely, social-science oriented scholars are often criticized for their lack of area-specific experience, far-reaching generalizations of concepts, and universalizing the application of research methods. Given the limitation in the present literature, the workshop will offer students opportunities to explore various research methods that integrate rigorous research design and context-sensitive in-depth research by interconnecting generalizable and local knowledge.