Research Question

Seminar Meeting 2012.5.10

Seminar Meeting 2012.5.10

Today’s zemi, we have 2 presenters: Johnson Wang (1st sesmester) and Riyoung Chang (3rd sesmester).

 

1. Johnson Wang’s presentation:

Wang is interested in ICT application for caregivers of dementia elderly in Japan.

Research question: How ICT can help the caregivers and the related institution to care dementia elderly.

Research Methodology: His intention is to interview caregivers in Japan.

Comments and questions:

  • Make clear concept of “Caregivers”
  • Why focusing on dementia
  • Should care about the differences between private caregivers at home and at hospital

 

2. Riyoung Chang’s Presentation

Tittle: Regulations on subsidizing in Korean Telecommunication industry

Research Question: Why should (not) regulate marketing expenditure for new customer subsidy in telecommunication industry.

Research Methodology: His intention is to interview people from Korean telecommunication providers.

Comments:

  • Should prepare back up plan in the case of failing to make contact with company
  • Explaining how handset are sell in Korea
  • Choosing specific standpoint

 

Next zemi, third sesmester students will continue to present their research including Amy, Millya, and Wendji (sorry if I mistyped your name).

About the party, Hitomi-san will send an email with information about time, place, and how to get there. Please check your email.

Seminar Meeting 2012.4.19

Seminar Meeting 2012.4.19

Welcome to the second seminar class of spring 2012!

Ready?

Agenda

  1. Introductory message by Professor Mitomo
  2. Presentations by fourth semester Master’s students: Lee, Scheath
  3. Practical issues and Closing

1.  Introductory message by professor

Today’s agenda

Job opportunities for seminar students

2. Presentations (2)

I. Analysis of Mobile Spectrum Assignment Policy in Korea (Lee, Chung Sol)

Background to spectrum allocation via auction in Korea in August 2011
Literature review: Why auction the spectrum? Advantages.
Literature review specifically for the 2011 auction in Korea
Research question and hypothesis
Methodology and Structure
References
Comments / Questions:

  • In what aspects will the case comparison take place? This also ties in to some general vagueness issues.
  • Are the cases selected really comparable? It may be better to look for other cases that were held in the same time frame and bear more similarities to the Korean case.
  • Investigate the auction in more detail, and then extend the comparison to another country’s case, and possibly re-phrase the research question and hypothesis

II. Feasibility and Cost-Benefit of Implementing LIMS in a pathology laboratory (a case in Calmette Hospital, Cambodia), Ly Scheath

Background
Reasons for current study
Thesis objectives
Research Question
Research Methods and Procedures
Significance
LIMS available and Costs and Benefits
Questions / Comments:

  • Will the human cost be included in the CBA? (training etc.) Special attention should be paid to fixing the time frame of CB calculation.
  • How will system benefits be evaluated? (reliability, effectiveness, and efficiency)
  • It may be worthwhile try to find past case studies in related literature.
  • Do not focus purely on CBA, but on the form and level of the benefit itself. [List all possible benefits]

3. Practical issues and Closing

The seminar for the fourth semester students will be held after the regular Master’s seminar in the same room (#316)

In the next seminar meeting, Elaine, Maria, and Film will present their MA thesis plans/progress.

This week’s notes were kept by Maria. Note-keeper for  next week will be Riyung.

Lee will be responsible for setting up the equipment before the seminar class [computer, projector, and extension cord should be taken from the professor’s office and projection screen from the 7th floor]

About the web-page

Four new students have joined the seminar. It is requested that one of them at least offer to take over administrator responsibilities from Film, as he will be graduating this semester.

About the welcome party

Date of the welcome party: Thursday, May 17th, 7-9pm

Cost: ~3500¥/person. There are two potential places for the welcome party for new students, one close to Takadanobaba station and the other in Shinjuku. More information on the event will be sent to the mailing list.