The course provides students with a basic knowledge of the logic and methods of social sciences research. By the end of the course
students will be familiar with questions like: how to define a research problem? How to formualte an hypothesis? How to verify it? What kind of data can be used?
The course is ideally structured in two modules.
The first module focuses on the logic of social research design and process.
The second module covers the main instruments and techniques of both quantitative and qualitative research
Piergiorgio Corbetta, Metodologia e tecniche della ricerca sociale, 2° edition. Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014.
Final written exam (open-ended questions and exercises)
Students who cannot attend the course are asked to contact the teacher in order to clarify content and modes of the exam