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LGBT当事者が大学において抱える困難とニーズに関する包括的研究

LGBT当事者が大学において抱える困難とニーズに関する包括的研究

近年、LGBT(Lesbian、 Gay、 Bisexual and Transgender)に代表される性的少数者に関する権利拡大の動きは日本を含めて世界的にみられる 。 本研究では、大学に通うLGBT当事者に対してインタビュー調査を行い、かれらが大学生活において抱える具体的な困難やニーズを質的に明らかにする。その結果から、LGBTに対する大学のサポート体制や学生の主観的体験が学生の精神健康度や学業の動機づけにどのように影響するかについて仮説を生成し、Web調査にて量的に仮説を検証する。 本研究の結果から、LGBTを含む多様性に開かれた大学環境を実現するうえで有益な知見を提示できると考えられる。 詳細はプロジェクトページをご覧ください。

大学におけるLGBTQ+支援

大学におけるLGBTQ+支援

2月23日(土)アクロス福岡で「大学におけるLGBTQ+支援ーーキャンパスの未来を描くー」九州大学地球社会統合科学府第6回フューチャーアジア創生フォーラム に参加しました。多くの方と関係者に会えて、とても有意義なイベントでした。そして、メンベイを買って帰りました。

How Do Researchers Engage in Academic Crowdfunding in Japan?

How Do Researchers Engage in Academic Crowdfunding in Japan?

Recently, Japanese researchers have begun engaging in academic crowdfunding more regularly. Academic crowdfunding may facilitate public engagement in science. However, the process of academic crowdfunding in Japan has not been well examined. In this study, we investigated how Japanese researchers approached the general public for financial support using academic crowdfunding. We found that 80% of the Japanese researchers surveyed considered that conveying the interest of the research was most important when calling for financial support from the general public. However,…

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When science and journalism interactions cross language and socio-cultural boundaries

When science and journalism interactions cross language and socio-cultural boundaries

Science communication literature suggests that the relationship between science and journalism has changed over time. Earlier literature found that there is a distance between the two cultures as scientists preferred to talk with their colleagues more than with journalists. Later findings based on surveys conducted in five countries showed that the separation was not as large as suggested because scientists were interacting with journalists much smoothly and frequently than previously thought. More recently, science has become more oriented towards media as expressed in the term ‘medialization’…

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Science created by crowds: a case study of science crowdfunding in Japan

Science created by crowds: a case study of science crowdfunding in Japan

“Science crowdfunding” is a research funding system in which members of the public make small financial contributions towards a research project via the Internet. We compared the more common research process involving public research funding with science crowdfunding. In the former, academic-peer communities review the research carried out whereas the Crowd Community, an aggregation of backers, carries out this function in the latter. In this paper, we propose that science crowdfunding can be successfully used to generate “crowd-supported science” by…

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