Associate Professor Makiko Nakamuro
Introduction to the discussion
Due to the declining birthrate and aging population in Japan, investing in children who will play a key role in the future is an important topic.
There are many studies that analyze the relationship between academic achievement and various factors such as parents’ income and off-school education, but they only prove the existence of correlation, and the causal relationship has not been established.
I believe that establishing causal relationships are important for effective investment in education.
Finding the problem
The explanatory factors used in previous studies are selected based on the researcher’s subjectivity, assuming that each factor is independent.
Factors frequently used in previous studies include parents’ academic ability, income, sleep time, and out-of-school learning time. However, there may be correlations among these factors.
Therefore, I would like to analyze the relationship between factors considered to affect academic ability using machine learning algorithms and ultimately clarify the relationship between academic ability and the said factors.
To that end, I would like to enter SFC and belong to the research group of Associate Professor Makiko Nakamuro.
Examining the conclusion
By studying with Associate Professor Makiko Nakamuro, who is a leading researcher in the field of educational economics, and by touching research in a wide range of fields, I am sure that I could obtain various perspectives regarding my research and it would open up new horizons for me.
Therefore, I believe that Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management is the most suitable place for pursuing my research and social contributions, and I am aspiring to enter your school and study in your laboratory.