Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Techniques of social research and labour market
Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 401 - Estudio: 207)

Coordinating teacher: VEIRA RAMOS, ALBERTO

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Knowledge and skills to plan and develop applied research in different areas of society, particularly in the context of labor relations and employment. Knowledge of social science methodology and its basic techniques, both quantitative and qualitative applied to the labor market and work relationships Capacity for analysis and synthesis. Ability to relate knowledge of sociology and similar disciplines, particularly related to the labor market. Ability of organization and planning Ability to manage information...
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
(See "Detailed program" and "Schedule or weekly planning" link provided for that purpose. They figure in the same document) Lesson 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE LABOUR MARKET RESEARCH Lesson 2. THE RESEARCH PROJECT Lesson 3. QUALITATIVE TECHNIQUES Lesson 4. QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES Lesson 5. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT Lesson 6. TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION OF RESULTS
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures about the main contents of the course: 40%. - Exercises in class (interview script construction, calculation of sample size and margin of error, writing mini-questionnaire, construction of indices) and case studies: 50%. - Personal work (research project): 10%.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • AURTENETXE, JON LEONARDO. Métodos y técnicas de investigación social : manual para principiantes. Universidad de Deusto. 2018
  • CEA D'ANCONA, M.A (1998). Metodología cuantitativa. Estrategias y técnicas de investigación.. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • CEA D'ANCONA, M.A.. Metodología cuantitativa. Estrategias y técnicas de investigación social.. Síntesis. 2009
  • CORBETTA, P.. Metodología y técnicas de investigación social. McGraw-Hill. 2007
  • ECHEVERRÍA, B.. (1999).. Profesión, formación y orientación: Orientación e inserción socioprofesional.. Barcelona: Estel..
  • GARCÍA FERRANDO, ALVIRA, ALONSO BENITO Y ESCOBAR MERCADO. El análisis de la realidad social: métodos y técnicas de investigación. Alianza. 2015
  • GARCÍA FERRANDO, M.; IBÁÑEZ, J. Y ALVIRA, F (1989 y varias ediciones). El Análisis de la Realidad Social. Métodos y Técnicas de Investigación.. Madrid: Alianza.
  • ORTEGA (1991). Manual de Investigación comercial. Madrid. Pirámide.

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