Checking date: 21/04/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Research methodologies for journalism
Study: Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Humanities Studies (282)

Coordinating teacher: EIROA SAN FRANCISCO, MATILDE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Instrumental skills: capacity planning, and organization apprehension of basic general knowledge of the research methodology. Interpersonal skills: teamwork. Systemic skills: ability to apply knowledge in practice, research, design and project management, initiative and entrepreneurship, objectives skills.
Description of contents: programme
Lesson 1-Introduction to research. Lesson 2- Planning of the research and design of a project. Lesson 3.- Quantitative methods in communication. Lesson 4.- Analysis of content Lesson 5.- Qualitative methods in communication (I) Lesson 6.- Qualitative methods in communication (II), Observation and Case studies Lesson 7.- Experimental and digital methods. Lesson 8.- Trends in communication research
Learning activities and methodology
Active methodology through the development of a research project about a topic selected by the students.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • ROGERS, R. . Digital methods, . The MIT Press, Cambridge. 2013
  • WHITE, P, . Developing research questions. A guide for social scientists, . Palgrave Macmillan. 2009

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.