Research Methods and Techniques: Sampling and Inquiry
José Alberto de Vasconcelos Simões
Weekly - Available soon
Total - 168
It is suggested that students previously take the course of Theory and Methodology of Social Sciences.
Arber, S. (2001). “Designing samples”, in Gilbert, N. (org.), Researching social life. Londres: Sage, pp. 58-82.
Bryman, A. (2004). Social research methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Levin, J. & Fox, J.A. (2004). Estatística para ciências humanas- São Paulo: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Ghiglione, R. e Matalon, B. (1992). O inquérito: Teoria e prática. Oeiras: Celta.
Simmons, R. (2001). "Questionnaires", in Gilbert, N. (org.), Researching social life. Londres: Sage, pp. 85-104.
Theoretical lectures (40%);
Practical classwork (60%): exemplification and exercise solving; discussion and exercise solving by students; oral presentation and discussion of ongoing work by students.
Pratcical classroom exercises.(10%), Two individual written tests in class, concerning all subjects discussed in classes(90%)
I - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY
1. Theory, empirical research and measurement in sociology
2. Levels of measurement and construction of variables
II – SAMPLING
1. Introduction to sampling procedures
2. Random sampling
3. Non random sampling
3.1. Quota sampling
3.2. Purposive sampling and snowball
4. General logic design of sampling plans
III - INVESTIGATION BY QUESTIONNAIRE
1. Observation and measurement in the Social Sciences, types of questionnaires, collection methods and situations
2. The questionnaire: between the theoretical and empirical conceptualization
3. Principles for organizing and administering a questionnaire
4. Questions, groups of questions and scales
5. Methods of response, record types, pre-coding and filters