NEEDS ANALYSIS

NEEDS ANALYSIS

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Code
57072
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
8 credits during the 2nd year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

During the course we will analyze the dimensions of the concept of 'need' and will present the main methodological tools used to interpret the challenges posed to governance systems (public and private) by demographic, social, cultural and economic changes.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Tools for territorial needs analysis has been designed to help you achieve the following course objectives: analyse the concept of ‘need’ in all its dimensions and theoretical perspectives; acquire methodological tools for the analysis of needs and social changes according to the evolution of governance systems caused by demographic, social, cultural and economic changes.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The purposes of the course are:

  1. To analyze the concept of ‘need’ in its various dimensions;
  2. To analyze the main theoretical approaches to the concept of ‘need’;
  3. To acquire the methodological tools for the analysis of needs and the changes related to the systems of governance due to demographic, social, cultural and economic changes;

At the end of the course our students will be able to:

  1. Constructing the tools for the needs analysis, or adapting the tools already existing;
  2. Identify the types of users of the policy area;
  3. Recollect information, opinions and evaluations of the stakeholders;
  4. Recognize different types of cultural, educational and – broadly – social needs;
  5. Knowing the different types of individual interview (from questionnaire to not directive interview), group interviews (focus groups, Delphi), participant observation and secondary sources (not only official statistics);
  6. Critically evaluate the strengths and weakness of the different techniques for the recollection of information, knowing the conditions of reliability and validity related to specific problems as labour market, the processes of social and normative institutionalisation , territorial assets, mobility policy;
  7. Write a well-founded report in order of its methodological premises, but with the ability to speak to a wide range of people (decision makers, ordinary citizens, etc.)
  8. Develop an awareness of political and ethical issues involved in the social research process.

PREREQUISITES

We suggest a prior basic knowledge of social research methodology.

Teaching methods

Frontal classes, exercises.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The bibliography and recommended reading will be announced in September  by Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Escribir a la dirección    paolo.parra.saiani@unige.it

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal classes, exercises.

LESSONS START

September 2020.

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
26/05/2021 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Le iscrizioni si chiudono *tassativamente* 5 giorni prima dell'appello. Chi si è iscritto all'appello del 13/1 e non si è presentato (senza aver avvisato) non potrà sostenere l'esame in questa data.
16/06/2021 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Le iscrizioni si chiudono *tassativamente* 5 giorni prima dell'appello. Chi si è iscritto all'appello del 13/1 e non si è presentato (senza aver avvisato) non potrà sostenere l'esame in questa data.
12/07/2021 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Le iscrizioni si chiudono *tassativamente* 5 giorni prima dell'appello. Chi si è iscritto all'appello del 13/1 e non si è presentato (senza aver avvisato) non potrà sostenere l'esame in questa data.
07/09/2021 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Le iscrizioni si chiudono *tassativamente* 5 giorni prima dell'appello. Chi si è iscritto all'appello del 13/1 e non si è presentato (senza aver avvisato) non potrà sostenere l'esame in questa data.