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CEAS1023 Fieldwork Methods in Asian Studies (China, Japan, Indonesia) 4 ECTS
Organised by
Asian Studies
Person in charge
Outi Luova

Learning outcomes

Improvement of the knowledge and skills for accessing information in Asian countries. The course enables the doctoral candidate to make a fieldwork design which is manageable and realistic and to choose a data collection method that is tightly linked to research aims.


The course deals with approaches to the collection and analysis of different kinds of data in one Asian country. Moreover, it examines the challenges and opportunities involved in applying them. Topics include the use of historical archives; the collection and analysis of primary sources; as well as interviewing and surveys.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Online lectures.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English

Based on the lectures and selected readings, the doctoral candidate writes a 3,000-4,000 word essay to present the chosen method of data collection and analysis, and to argue for its relevance for the research topic. He/she should discuss relevant approaches for the acquisition and analysis of the primary data and consider the eventual challenges. Furthermore, he/she should propose a justified selection of primary data and a method of its acquisition.



Study materials

Selected readings list on the course website.

Further information

Application periods are 1-14 September 2014 and 10-23 November 2014 through the website of the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies (http://www.asianet.fi). The essay can be submitted twice a year. The deadlines are May 31 and December 31.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science
Finnish Study Modules