HASHIMOTO Kazutaka Fukushima University, Faculty of Administrantive and Social Sciences, Assistant, 行政社会学部, 助教授 (90198672)
KIMOTO Kimiko Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Social Studies, Assistant Professor, 社会学部, 助教授 (50127651)
YOSHIHARA Naoki Tohoku University, College of General Education, Professor, 教養部, 教授 (20140113)
HAMATANI Masaharu Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Social Studies, Professor, 社会学部, 教授 (60017639)
YASUHARA Shigeru Seikei University, Faculty of Law, Professor, 法学部, 教授 (70054286)
Developing a view social science field 'social research history' is our study's aim. Through our two year's effort, now we get the three main conclusions.
1. Active man-to-society relationship - either theoretical or practial - is a basic ground for social research.
2. We select the six epoch-making monographs of foreign and Japanese social researchers (including one group). They play an important role to cover the world-wide social research history. As follows : (1) Charles Booth's poverty survey, (2) Max Weber's factory workers research, (3) Chicago School's urban research, (4) Robert Lynd's Middletown studies, (5) Yokoyama Gennosuke's social investigation, (6) Shimazaki Minoru's social research as social science. And especially, we focus on the research process of these six monographs, analize each systematically. As a result, we discover the new figures of them which break through the stereotypes. Such new figures are the combinations of each social researcher's inner process with hi
story of sociology, social thoughts, culture, and social history.
3. We direct our attention to the Japanese social research monographs after World War II, and classify them by subject matters. As follows : (1) urban life and people, (2) rural life and people, (3) work and workers, (4) life activity and biography, (5) environmental pollution, ecological problem and new social movement, (6) A-bomb victims problem. Our point of view is to make clear the interrelation between the three questions : who does the research?, what is the research theme?, and how the research method develops? Our answers to these questions contain some original frameworks which are useful to grasp the social research-social reality relation.
Based on these three conclusions, we have to make a step forward. Our new main themes are, (1) Precise survey of world-wide social research history studies, especially their present goals and problems, (2) new approach to the thesaurus, modern Japanese social research studies, (3) re-research of the after World War II Japanese representative social research monographs. Less