Checking date: 15/03/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Research methodologies for social sciencies
Dual Bachelor in Law and Political Science (Plan: 413 - Estudio: 232)

Coordinating teacher: SANTIAGO CABALLERO, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No previous courses are required.
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

Extraordinary call: regulations
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.