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Advanced Research Support Methodologies

Code 16571
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements N/A.
Mode of delivery presence at classroom
Work placements doesn't apply
Learning outcomes The primary objective of this course is to enable students to the research process. We aim to enable students to develop a research project that may eventually serve as the basis for their master's dissertation or project. This course aims to enable the student to:
1. For the realization of a scientific thought, training procedures so that a given phenomenon is thought sociologically;
2. It aims to equip students with the necessary tools so that they can build a research project in Sociology.
Syllabus 1. The process of scientific inquiry: what is sociological thinking?
2. The research project: title, theme and problem, theoretical review, objectives and hypotheses, research methodology and design, schedule, references.
3. The realization of the research project: data collection, data processing, analysis and interpretation of data, writing of scientific work.
4. Preparation of a research project (application).
Main Bibliography Almeida, F., Seixas, A., Gama, P., & Peixoto, P. (2015). A fraude académica no Ensino Superior em Portugal: um estudo sobre a ética dos alunos portugueses. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra.
Becker, H. (2015). Truques da escrita: para começar e terminar teses, livros e artigos. Rio de Janeiro: Zahar.
Belcher, W. (2010). Cómo escribir un artículo académico em 12 semanas. México DF: FLACSO.
Biggam, J. (2008). Succeeding with Your Master’s Dissertation. NY: McGraw-Hill.
Greetham, B. (2001). How to write better essays. NY: Palgrave.
Macamo, E. (2016). Sociologia Prática. Como alguns sociólogos pensam. Maputo: UEM.
Marçal, D. (2014). Pseudociência. Lisboa: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.
Martin, E. (2018). Ler, escrever e publicar no mundo das ciências sociais. Revista Sociedade e Estado, 33(3), 941-961.
Walliman, N. (2011). Research Methods. The Basic. NY: Routledge.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The work is essentially practical and individual, implementing a work proposal for each student. The teaching sessions trigger teamwork as a support and sharing network and the teacher has the role of tutor in this process. In this sense, the evaluation criteria will consist of two works:
1) final work of individual project
2) work exploring one or more research/intervention techniques to be included in the project
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-04-10

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