Masataka Murasawa

Last Updated :2022/08/02

Affiliations, Positions
Research Institute for Higher Education, Associate Professor
Self-introduction
Research theme: Quantitative data analysis on higher education, especially about: 1. optimal scale and socpe of higher education institutions, 2.structure, function and their change in higher eduation system, 3.organization, governance, strategy and decision-making of higher education institutions, 4.application of advanced statistical models to higher education.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2007/04/01, Hiroshima University, Research Institute for Higher Education, Associate professor
  • 1996/04/01, 2000/03/31, Hiroshima University, Research Associate
  • 2000/04/01, 2003/03/31, Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin Univ., Assistant Professor
  • 2003/04/01, 2007/03/31, Hiroshima University, Research Institute for Higher Education, Associate Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Graduate School, Division of Education, education major, Japan, 1993/04, 1996/03
  • Hiroshima University, Faculty of Education, Department of Education, Japan, 1987/04, 1991/03

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Education, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : Educational Studies Program
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : International Education Development Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : Educational Studies Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : International Education Development Program

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Education;Sociology of education

Research Keywords

  • higher education
  • statistical analysis
  • optimal scale and scope
  • governance
  • decision-making
  • survival of organization

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Japan Society of Educational Sociology, 1991
  • Japanese Association of Higher Education Research, 1997
  • Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology, 1993
  • The Japanese Association for the Study of Educational Administration, 1994

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Informatics and data science, Exercise IV
  2. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research into Higher Education
  3. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Higher Education Foundation I (Theory & Method)
  4. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Higher Education in Japan
  5. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research on Higher Education (Research and Development)
  6. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research on Higher Education (Research and Development)
  7. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences (Japanese Class)
  8. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Higher Education Foundation I (Theory and Method)
  9. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  10. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Higher Education in Japan
  11. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Practice of Higher Education Foundation I (Practical I)
  12. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  13. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study
  14. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  15. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Rethinking the Theory of "Learning Outcomes": EBPM and Causal Reasoning, 20, 53-62, 2021
  2. ★, Factor Extraction from Student Test Scores Using the Alternate Least Squares Method. Example of Estimating the Effect of Studying Abroad for College Students, 48(2), 69-77, 20210727
  3. ★, The future of higher education in Japan: Changing the legal status of national universities, Higher Education, 43, 141-155, 20020401
  4. ★, Applying a Within-Group Homogeneity Analysis to Quantitative Research in Higher Education: Herfindahl Index, Agreement Index rwg, ICC and η, RSEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION-DAIGAKU RONSHU, 353-367, 20070331
  5. ★, Internal Staff Allocation and the Changing Workload of Japanese Professoriate: A Multilevel Statistical Analysis with Simulations (Open access: http://cshe.berkeley.edu/internal-staff-allocation-and-changing-workload-japanese-professoriate-multilevel-statistical), Research & Occasional Paper Series, CSHE, University of California, Berkeley., 1(13), 1-10, 20130101
  6. ★, Discordant Implementation of Multilateral Higher Education Policies: Evidence from the case of the Bologna Process (Open access: http://cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/discordant-implementation-multilateral-higher-education-policies-evidence-case-bologna), Research and Occasional Paper Series, CSHE, University of California, Berkeley, 18(13), 1-9, 20131201
  7. ★, Self-image and Missions of Universities: An Empirical Analysis of Japanese University Executives (Open access: http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/3/2/210), Humanities, 3(2), 210-231, 20140501
  8. ★, New Directions for Statistical Methods in Higher Education Research in Japan: A Review and Reflection on Experiences in Past 10 Years, Japanese Journal of Higher Education Research, 20, 135-156, 20170731
  9. ★, On Statistical Methods in Higher Education Studies: From the perspective of a boundary around the Japan Socoiety of Educational Sociology, The Journal of Educational Sociology, 104, 29-55
  10. ★, The Contributions and Potentialities of the Study of the Academic Profession in Japan, The Journal of Educational Sociology, 104, 81-104
  11. University Research Productivity and Governance, Nagoya Journal of Higher Education, 19, 153-169

Publications such as books

  1. 2015/05/31, The Changing Academic Profession in Japan, The Academic Profession and Evaluation, Academic Profession,Evaluation,Higher Education, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015, 05, Scholarly Book, 英語, Akira Arimoto, Yoshimasa Kano, Atsunori Yamanoi, Akihiro Asonuma, Hiroaki Urata, Naoyuki Ogata, Naomi Kimoto, Masashi Fujimura, Hirotaka Nanbu, Tomomi Amano, Yusuke Hasegawa, Tsukasa Daizen, Hideto Fukudome, Masataka Murasawa, Futao Huang, Hirotoshi Yamasaki, Ulrich Teichler, William K. Cummings, Jung Cheol Shin, 978-3-319-09468-7, 270, 12, 185-196

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. University governance in shrinking higher education systems, Jun Oba, Satoshi Watanabe, Tomoe Nomura, Masataka Murasawa, Jun Oba, Satoshi Watanabe, Tomoe Nomura, Masataka Murasawa, 13th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform (HER2017) 7-9 September 2016 Dublin City University & Trinity College, Dublin, 2016/09/07, Without Invitation, English, International Workshop on Higher Education Reform, Dublin, Ireland
  2. Towards Achieving a Convergent Quality Assurance System through Multilateral Higher Education Policies, Satoshi P. Watanabe; Masataka Murasawa; Jun Oba, Satoshi P. Watanabe; Masataka Murasawa; Jun Oba, 12th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform, 2015/10/21, Without Invitation, English, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China, published
  3. Self-image and Missions of Universities: An Empirical Analysis of Japanese University Executives, Masataka Murasawa; Satoshi P. Watanabe, Masataka Murasawa; Satoshi P. Watanabe, Takashi Hata, 88th Annual Conference of The Japan Sociological Society, 2015/09/19, Without Invitation, English, The Japan Sociological Society, Waseda University, published

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2007/04, 2008/03
  2. 2005
  3. 2003
  4. KAKENHI, 2012, 2014
  5. KAKENHI, 2011, 2014
  6. KAKENHI, Non-University Higher Education, and Qualification Framework, 2009, 2012
  7. KAKENHI, A Research of the decision-making and behavior of colleges and universities : Focusing on their horizontally egalitarian mentality, cross-reference and imitation, 2009, 2011
  8. KAKENHI, International Study on the Construction of 21^ Century Type Academic Profession, 2006, 2009
  9. KAKENHI, 2006, 2008
  10. KAKENHI, 2006, 2007
  11. KAKENHI, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis on Higher Education Policy inpost-war Japan, 2006, 2008
  12. KAKENHI, A Study on Education and Social Function of New Type of Professional Schools:Referring to the U.S. Professional Schools, 2006, 2008
  13. KAKENHI, 2005, 2006
  14. KAKENHI, Comparative Study on Assessment of University Education by Graduates and Employers in Europe and Japan, 2005, 2008
  15. KAKENHI, 1997, 1998
  16. KAKENHI, 1996, 1998
  17. KAKENHI, 2015, 2017
  18. KAKENHI, 2013, 2017
  19. KAKENHI, 2013, 2015
  20. KAKENHI, 2013, 2016
  21. KAKENHI, 2013, 2015
  22. KAKENHI, 2012, 2014
  23. KAKENHI, International Study on the Development of 21st Century Type Academic Profession, 2010, 2013
  24. KAKENHI, 2016, 2019
  25. KAKENHI, 2015

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. executive board members, public affairs manager, 2015/09, 2017/09, Japan Society of Educational Sociology
  2. reviewer, 2017/06, 2017/10, The Behaviormetric Society
  3. Research Council, 2011/09, 2012/09, Japan Society of Educational Sociology
  4. Research Council Member, 2014/09, 2015/09, Japan Society of Educational Sociology
  5. executive committee member, 2011/10, 2012/05, Japanese Association of Higher Education Research