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School of Psychology
SOCIAL, WORK AND COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSP4064870, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SOCIAL, WORK AND COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1087, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-PS1087-000ZZ-2017-PSP4064870-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALBERTA CONTARELLO M-PSI/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 09/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CONTARELLO ALBERTA (Presidente)
BOBBIO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
BRONDI SONIA (Membro Effettivo)
CANOVA LUIGINA (Membro Effettivo)
MANGANELLI ANNA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
ROMAIOLI DIEGO (Membro Effettivo)
VOCI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
3 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CONTARELLO ALBERTA (Presidente)
BOBBIO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
BRONDI SONIA (Membro Effettivo)
CANOVA LUIGINA (Membro Effettivo)
MANGANELLI ANNA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
ROMAIOLI DIEGO (Membro Effettivo)
VOCI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic notions of research methodology in psychology, sociology and social psychology.
It is expected a preliminary knowledge of the historical development of methods in social psychology and sociology, as well as of the debate on different forms of realism and constructivism.
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides an introduction on qualitative and quail-quantitative methods in social psychology and related disciplines with emphasis on their strengths and limits. Students will be invited to form a coherent set of knowledge enabling them to choose and use methods and techniques suited for specific research aims.
Examination methods: Oral, with a written paper sent in advance.
At least five days prior to the exam, students will present a written paper. They are invited to choose a research article, published in a prestigious scientific journal, employing a qualitative or quali-quantitative method encountered within the course. The paper will include a resume, comment and discussion of the research article with links to main themes treated during the course.
The e-mail address for sending the paper is alberta.contarello@unipd.it. The object of the mail and the title of the file will be: paperQQM_Name_Surname
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on theoretical and methodological knowledge with frequent examples of research. The ability to apply and discuss autonomously concepts and methods will be positively evaluated.
Course unit contents: The course will be composed of two parts. The first will treat meta-theories of qualitative and quali-quantitative research, as well as the "why and how" to do it. The second will present methods, techniques, procedures. Attention will be devoted to research design in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Interviews, narratives, focus group, archive research will be explored. Content analyses and multivariate analyses will be widely considered, with reference to main software for qualitative and quali-quantitative research (Atlas.ti, Spad, TalTac, Iramuteq).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures will integrate frontal presentation with self-organised students' work. Main software will be presented in practice-oriented workshops. Students will be invited to produce a written report which will become part of the examination.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Specific parts of the texts to study will be confirmed during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Flick U., "An Introduction to Qualitative Research" (4th or 5th edition). London: Sage, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Creswell J.W., "Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches" (updated version). London: Sage, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo