MAIS 602: Researching Society and Culture Report a Broken Link

In this research course students have the opportunity to learn about various approaches to research and to propose an integrated study of their own.

Course activities include

  • reading and writing about various research methods
  • discussing these methods online with your professor and your fellow students
  • preparing a draft proposal for your research
  • giving and receiving feedback on research proposals
  • submitting a revised and enlarged final draft of your proposal

    Throughout the course students are encouraged to work across disciplinary boundaries, so that their work becomes an interdisciplinary, integrated project. The course is designed in the hope that students will learn something new, challenge themselves, engage with their colleagues in the course, and have fun.

    This is a required course for the Masters of Arts—Integrated Studies.

Digital Reading 1

Required Readings
Unit 4
Unit 5

Digital Supplementary Reading


These are the preliminary results of the consultation of the social sciences and humanities research community on research ethics issues.
Wallerstein, Immanuel.

(1996, March). Open the social sciences [Summary of Open the social Sciences: Report of the Gulbenkian Commission on the restructuring of the social sciences]. Items (Social Science Research Council), 50(1), 1–7.

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Aids in Developing the Annotated Bibliography and Literature Review

Examples of Interdisciplinary Research

Geography and Psychology
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Ortner, Sherry. (2003, April 20). East brain, West brain (Review of book The geography of thought: How Asians and Westerners think differently . . . and why]. The New York Times Book Review, 7.17(1). Please note that you must register (at no cost) with The New York Times to view this review.
An online debate on the geography of thought.
Psychology and Art Criticism
A tutorial demonstrating how visual information is used in art, devised by John H. Krantz.
Engineering and Social Science
Educational History and Policy Studies
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Sociology and Forestry
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Ethnography and Literary Criticism

Research Ethics Tutorials