METHODOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES OF SOCIAL RESEARCH

METHODOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES OF SOCIAL RESEARCH

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Code
66990
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8750 PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

To describe the main types of social research, its phases and most widely used tools, permitting students to be involved in field research, to build tools (questionnaires, individual and group face to face interviews), to perform elementary data analysis

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to present the fundamental concepts and logic that characterize social research, with particular reference to the design and implementation of a survey path, the nature of the data, its construction, elaboration and interpretation. The course is aimed at providing students with basic literacy on the logic of the research, in its various phases and in relation to the main methods of detection and analysis of the data used. Quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques, individually and in a comparative perspective, as well as their use in the conduct of sample inquiries are examined. Particular attention is devoted to the construction and use of the questionnaire as a tool for data capture, attitudinal detection techniques and the use of statistical sampling in social research. Part of the course is devoted to the illustration and acquisition of the basic methodological and basic knowledge necessary to analyse and interpret the collected data through quantitative detection techniques, with particular reference to statistical processing and data representation. At the same time, the course aims to prepare students for the realization, delivery and analysis of qualitative instruments of social research, both through different interview techniques and ethno-methodological techniques.

Teaching methods

Front lectures in attendance, with possibility of participation in thematic seminars on the topics discussed, aulaweb.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Specific materials in English for foreign students will be provided by the professor. Foreign students must contact the professor at the beginning of the course.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: From Monday to Thursday 12: 00-14: 00 by previous appointment through e-mail to Stefano.poli@unige.it ​

Exam Board

STEFANO POLI (President)

MAURO PALUMBO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Front lectures in attendance, with possibility of participation in thematic seminars on the topics discussed, aulaweb.

LESSONS START

​ II semester