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Scientific Practices in Strategic Communication

Code 14830
Year 2
Semester A1
ECTS Credits 8
Workload OT(30H)
Scientific area Communication Sciences
Entry requirements N.A.
Mode of delivery Tutorial
Work placements ---
Learning outcomes To know how to present a research problem; Write about the state of the art in relation to a strategic communication issue and problem; Know how to justify the methodologies used. Writing a chapter of the dissertation / project or internship report in strategic communication, with autonomy and critical sense.
Syllabus 1. Presentation, contextualization and discussion of the research topic;
2. Presentation and discussion of the state of the art;
3. Presentation and discussion of methodological options;
4. The structure of an academic text
Main Bibliography Bryman, A.. (2012). Social Research Methods. Oxford: OUP.
Corbin, J. & Strauss, A. (2008). Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory. Londres: Sage.
Daymon, C. & Holloway, I. (2002). Qualitative Research Methods in Public Relations and Marketing Communications. London: Routledge.
Deacon, D.; Pickering, M.; Golding, P. & Murdock, G. (2007). Researching Communications: A Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis. London: Hodder Arnold.
Eco, Umberto (2003). Como se Faz uma Tese em Ciências Humanas. Lisboa: Presença
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The evaluation is continuous and focused on:
- the preparation of individual scientific texts that may serve as the basis for the completion of the report or the dissertation.
- the presentation of a chapter from the student project /internship report or dissertation (15-20 pages) (50%)
- the discussion a chapter of a classmate in class. (2 -3 pages) (20%)
- the presentation of a text with the justification of the empirical methodology adopted (3 to 5 pages) - 30%

The UC does not include a final exam.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-27

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