Qualitative methods for social science
The course has two main aims:
- help PhD students to identify a research question around which to develop their research proposal (to be presented at the Graduate Student Conference) and, eventually, their dissertation;
- introduce PhD students to some of the relevant qualitative methodologies used in international studies and the social sciences, which they can then apply in their own research work.
The course is divided into two parts, covering different approaches and methods. Topics covered in the course include textual analysis, interviews, policy research, comparative methods and case studies, discourse and content analysis. Classes will cover both the basic theoretical underpinning of the methods, and illustrate their applications in actual research.
Assessment: Paper, Written Exam
Session overview - 2022-23 a.y.
L. Parks Principles of research design 1 17/01/2023
L. Parks Principles of research design 2 19/01/2023
E. Massetti Comparative method 23/01/2023
E. Massetti Case studies 24/01/2023
E. Massetti Interviews 25/01/2023
L. Parks Content analysis 31/01/2023
M. Bragagnolo Historical research 1 02/02/2023
M. Bragagnolo Historical research 2 03/02/2023
M. Bragagnolo Historical research 3 06/02/2023
For the courses schedule please check the Calendar