Checking date: 06/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Methodology of social sciences
Study: Master in Advanced Studies in Human Rights (67)

Coordinating teacher: RIBOTTA , SILVINA VERONICA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 1.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The aim of this subject is to offer the students appropriate theoretical and practical skill in Social Science research. The aim is to make them able to perform social science research, knowing the different methodologies and research techniques.
Description of contents: programme
1. The empiricial turn in international legal studies: advances and challenges 2. Research design: what, why and how? 3. Localizing human rights part I: field research methodologies 4. Localizing human rights part II: Participatory Action Research (PAR)
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures, seminars, and debate. - Seminars on different methodologies. - Tutorials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • A-J. ARNAUD y Mª J. FARIÑAS DULCE. Sistemas Jurídicos: Elementos para un Análisis Sociológico de los Sistemas Jurídicos. BOE-Universidad Carlos III. 2006
  • Castells, Manuel y Ipola, Emilio de. Metodología y epistemología de las Ciencias Sociales. Ayuso. 1981
  • Della Porta, Donatella y Keating, Michael . Enfoques y metodologías de las Ciencias Sociales. Una perspectiva pluralista. Akal. 2013
  • Galtung, Johan. Teoría y métodos de la investigación social. Eudeba. 1966
  • Valles, Miguel. écnicas cualitativas de investigación social. Reflexión metodológica y práctica profesional. Síntesis. 1997

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