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Methodology of the Social Sciences

Code 13114
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 5
Workload TP(45H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Learning outcomes The curricular unit aims to know the main historical stages of the scientific knowledge and the development of the epistemology of social sciences. Provide the students with competence on the procedures required for the construction of scientific knowledge, theories, concepts and the key issues, which define the specificities of the social sciences as scientific discourse.

Syllabus I. The construction of the epistemological discourse on the social sciences.
II. Obstacles to the sociological knowledge and the rupture with the common sense.
III. The logic of the scientific research: theoretical and methodological issues and research means.
IV. Methodology of the scientific work.
Main Bibliography Albarello, Luc. et al (1997). Práticas e Métodos de Investigação em Ciências Sociais. Lisboa: Gradiva
Alonso, J. (2010). Fundamentos de Epistemologia. Barranquila: Ediciones UFB.
Durkheim, E. As Regras do método Sociológico (1993). Lisboa: Presença
Freixo, Manuel João Vaz (2009). Metodologia Científica. Fundamentos, Métodos e
Técnicas. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget.
Lakatos, E. M. e Marconi, M. A. (2003). Fundamentos de metodologia científica . São Paulo: Atlas.
Marques, N. (2013). Epistemologia do Século XX. Pelotas: IFECT
Silva, A. (2001). A ruptura com o senso comum nas ciências sociais. Em A. S. Silva e J. M. Pinto (Orgs.). Metodologia das Ciências Sociais (pp. 9-27). Porto: Afrontamento.
Quivy, R. & Campenhoudt, L.V. (2008). Manual de investigação em Ciências Sociais. Lisboa: Gradiva.
Nunes, A. S. (1984). Sobre o problema do conhecimento nas ciências
sociais. Lisboa: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Promote activities of group work in the classroom, with text analysis and debate (sharing opinions based on scientific knowledge) on topics related to the specific objectives of the UC, evaluated as follows:

1. Activity dossier (40%): Learning activities being proposed by the teacher (40%)
2. Final work: Individual work on the theme “The construction of knowledge in social sciences”: 60%)

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.

Course

Sociology
Last updated on: 2021-10-21

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