2023 FSH Spring Seminar II : Scientific Approach in Social Studies
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2023 FSH Spring Seminar II
Scientific Approach in Social Studies: Inter-Korean Relations with Big Data Analysis
Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: SUNY Korea Academic Building C103
Speaker: Dr. Yi, Seong Woo
Dr. YI is a research fellow of the Gyeonggi Research Institute(GRI). He received his Ph. D. in international relation at University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. His academic specialty is the interstate cooperation particularly in relation with quantitative analysis methods.
Political Science in Korean academia has been relying on case-gathering and descriptive explanation rather than analytic and scientific method, although the name of the subject is political science. There are several questions regarding scientific approach: what is science? what is knowledge? what is purpose of science; explanation, understanding, or prediction? As an example of using a big data, GDELT data for inter-Korean relations shows the direction of social science with computer science and statistics.