Methodology of Social Research

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: SIMONA MANUELA GOZZO

Expected Learning Outcomes

Fundamental principles and notions of social research methodology

Course Structure

No specific prerequisites are required

Required Prerequisites

No specific prerequisites are required

Detailed Course Content

The program is aimed at providing basic knowledge on the fundamental characteristics of the social research method, with particular attention to standard research. The main goal is to know the essential concepts about methods of social research (Amaturo). Beside, students should apply basic skills for the realization of a research (Amaturo, Gozzo).

Textbook Information

- Amaturo E. metodologia della ricerca sociale, Utet 2012

- Gozzo S. Le condizioni della coesione. Micro-macro links per un processo da governare, Franco Angeli, Milano 2019 (Cap. 1,2,3,6)

- ONLY FOR L40 STUDENTS: GIorgetti E. e Massaro D., RIcerca e percorsi di analisi dei dati con SPSS, Pearson education 2007 (except the last chapter)

- Trobia A., Elementi di metodologia e tecniche della ricerca sociale, Aracne, Roma 2010 (CONSIGLIATO IN PARTICOLARE PER I NON FREQUENTANTI)


Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Concetti indicatori indiciAmaturo
2Definizione operativa delle unitàAmaturo
3Disegni di ricerca standard/non standardAmaturo
4Definizione operativa delle proprietàAmaturo
7definizione operativa di coesioneGozzo
8vedi tutte le domande alla fine dei capitoli del testo a cura di AmaturoAmaturo

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Attending students will be able to participate in periodic tests and exercises aimed at verifying the acquisition of knowledge and skills and conclude with a final test / exercise.

Non-attending students will have to take a single oral exam

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

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