Doctoral Program

im inI’m in! I got accepted to a doctoral program in Information Sciences (情報学) at Sophia. It’s a big jump for me—going from ‘arts’ 文系 to ‘sciences’ 理系. I guess it’s time to buckle down and actually figure out how to do statistics in R…


English teacher, student of Japanese, and aspiring linguist.

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4 comments on “Doctoral Program
  1. locksleyu says:

    Congratulations! Do you know what type of research you would like to do as a PHD?

  2. gengojeff says:

    Thanks! I’m planning to continue on doing the research I started with my MA thesis, measuring Japanese students’ responses to computer training for listening and pronunciation. It seems to me that there are tons of programs and apps out there that claim to help people learn, but not a lot of evidence behind them. I want to make tools that really do help people learn, based on real laboratory research.

  3. Tom Palumbo says:

    Awesome! Congratulations!

  4. Keiko T says:

    Wow! Jeff,congratulations!
    I take off my hat to your effort. I think I’ll exert myself.

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