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Qualitative Methodologies

Code 13126
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements without requirements.
Mode of delivery Presential
Learning outcomes -To provide knowledges and competences on qualitative methodologies domain
-To obtain specific knowledge and skills in qualitative methodologies domain
-To identify technical procedures linked to qualitative research
-To reveal capacity to implemt qualitative methods and techniques
-To reveal capacity to read, to analyse and interpret data
-To develop attitudes of analytical rigor.


Syllabus I- Introduction
1.The diversity of theoretical and methodological positions in
relation to the main sociological currents.
2. Methodological "dilemmas" or false questions?
II- Qualitative research: a different way of constructing the object and making the theory
III- Qualitative Methods and Techniques
Main Bibliography 1.1. Santos, Filomena (2014). Pesquisa Qualitativa: o debate em torno de algumas questões metodológicas. Revista Angolana de Sociologia, 14:11-24; Santos, F. (2018). Apontamentos sobre «Dilemas» sociológicos na sua relação com as principais correntes ou teorias sociológicas; a articulação entre o «micro» e o «macro», o «subjectivo» e o «objectivo», o «individual» e o «colectivo», a «observação» e a «reflexão»;Santos, F. (2018). Apontamentos sobre as Etapas de Investigação; Santos, F. (2018). Apontamentos sobre a questão da saturação; Santos, Filomena (2018). Apontamentos sobre a questão da «neutralidade» e objectividade científica. 1.2. Manuais
DENZIN, Norman K. & Lincoln, Yvonna S. (Eds) (2005). Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third edition, Thousand Oaks, London, New Deli: Sage.
FLICK, Uwe (2005), Métodos Qualitativos na Investigação Científica, Lisboa: Monitor.
LAHIRE, Bernard (2004 [2002]). Retratos sociológicos. Disposições e variações individuais. Porto Alegre: Artmed
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Exposition of contents and debate; tutorials lessons; collective analysis of scientific texts and case studies; verbal and written exercises on the syllabus of this unit. Student assessment is achieved through:
i) Group work (40%);
ii) Individual test (60%).

- Continuous assessment also involves attending 50% of classes for non-working students.
-The weighted grade of the continuous assessment will only be given if there is a minimum grade of 8 in the individual test.
-The minimum exam admission score is, for all students, 6 points in the test.

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-19

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