Sociology and social research (2011/2012)

Course code
4S000946
Credits
12
Coordinator
Mauro Niero
Other available courses
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
METODI DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE 6 SPS/07-GENERAL SOCIOLOGY See the unit page See the unit page
SOCIOLOGIA 6 SPS/07-GENERAL SOCIOLOGY Sem. 1A Luca Mori

Learning outcomes

Module: METODI DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE
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This course will introduce students to research methods and techniques of social research that can be applied to the typical subjects of social work.
Its main objectives are the following:
a)learning the basic language of research methodology;
b)developing capabilities of interpreting data produced by social research;
c)experimenting how to conduct one or more phases of an empirical study.
The course will provide the student with a wide perspective on research-making which, though not including all issues of the state of the art, will span over the most important problems that are of concern of the methodological debate.


Module: SOCIOLOGIA
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Through an analysis of the fundamental sociological concepts and the work of some classic (Tocqueville Durkheim, Weber) and modern authors (Parsons, Goffman), the course aims at describing the main theoretical problems faced by sociology

Syllabus

Module: METODI DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE
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Niero M.(2005) Introduzione alla progettazione e alla pratica della ricerca sociale, Guerini Milano.

Lonardi C. (2007), Raccontare e raccontarsi, QuiEdit, Verona.

Oprandi (2002), Il Focus group, Breve compendio eorico-pratico. Emme&Erre Padova.

Niero M.(2008), Il mix fra qualità e quantità nella ricerca sociale, Quiedit, Verona.

Further materials and exercises will be indicated by the teacher as lessons go along. The essay by Oprandi can be downloaded from the following website http:/profs.formazione,univr.it/mauroniero/download.html


Module: SOCIOLOGIA
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1) Reimann H., (a cura di), Introduzione alla sociologia. I concetti fondamentali, Il Mulino, Bologna
2) Aron R., Le tappe del pensiero sociologico, Mondadori, Milano (Chapters on M. Weber, A. de Tocqueville, É. Durkheim ONLY)
3) Goffman E., La natura della deferenza e del contegno, in Id. Il rituale dell’interazione , Il Mulino, Bologna

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: METODI DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE
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Exams are in written form. Participation in exercises will be included in the calculation of the student's mark


Module: SOCIOLOGIA
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Written exam