Checking date: 08/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Research methodologies for social sciencies
Study: Bachelor in Political Science (205)

Coordinating teacher: SANTIAGO CABALLERO, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
This course explains students how academic research is carried out. The course will analyse all the aspects and steps required , from choosing a topic to focusing in a question, making hypotheses, theoretical frameworks, obtaining data, choosing methods and presenting the results.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
First part - Basic concepts or a research project. - Choosing a topic and making a question. - Establishing a theoretical framework and hypothesis. - Data and sources. - Methods to gather and analyse data. - Presentation of results. Second part - Presentation of fact-checks - Workshops presenting research projects
Learning activities and methodology
The course will be based in a first part including mainly theoretical lectures and a second part including workshops where the students will work with the concepts learnt. This second part will occupy most of the times, as this course is mainly a workshop to understand, learn and apply how academic research works.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Lago, I. . La lógica de la explicación en las ciencias sociales. Alianza. 2008

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.