08829 - Social Research Methodology

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2017/2018

Course contents

Principles of Social Research. Survey Research Methods. Population, Units and Characters. Statistical Distributions. Mean Values. Variability Measures. Statistical Relationships. Statistical  Inference.

Readings/Bibliography

1. Bailey K.D,  Metodi della ricerca sociale. Vol. IV - L'analisi e l'interpretazione dei dati, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006. (only chapters 1 and 3).
2. Corbetta. P,  La ricerca sociale: metodologia e tecniche. Vol. II - Le tecniche quantitative, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2003 (chapter IV excluded).
3. Corbetta. P,  La ricerca sociale: metodologia e tecniche. Vol. IV - L'analisi dei dati, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2003.

Teaching methods

Direct lessons and individual exercises. Exercises aim to allow students to tackle with the statistical analysis of quantitative data.  

Lessons calendar:
Aula Informatica I (Via Filippo Re 6)

Assessment methods

Attending students: assessment and discussion of individual tests produced during and at the end of the course and written exam (5 closed and 3 open questions - time allowed: 60 minutes).   

Non-attending students : a written exam consisting of 10 closed  and 7 open questions. Time allowed: 90 minutes.
List of questions (open and closed) from which test questions will be selected, here:
http://www.mauriziorossi.eu/guidaesami.htm
Test structure, here:
http://www.mauriziorossi.eu/guidaesami.htm
Assessment procedure, here:
http://www.mauriziorossi.eu/guidaesami.htm#Pv
Registration rules, here:
http://www.mauriziorossi.eu/dateinfo.htm#Iscr
Grade registration rules, here:
http://www.mauriziorossi.eu/dateinfo.htm#Verb
Exam calendar from october to september, here:
http://www.mauriziorossi.eu/dateinfo.htm#EsaReg

Teaching tools

Videoprojector, PC. 
Lesson material and notes, here: 
http://www.mauriziorossi.eu/matlezioni.htm

Links to further information

http://www.mauriziorossi.eu/

Office hours

See the website of Maurizio Rossi