Research Methodology

Course Information
TitleΜΕΘΟΔΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ / Research Methodology
CodeΑΟΝ709
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420000544

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600120997
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of computers.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able: 1. to enhance their knowledge in research methodology 2. to enhance their sensitivity to research ethics 3. to handle literature review tools 4. to read and evaluate scientific articles.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is an advanced series of lectures on the philosophical background of sociological and methodological research in rural areas. Successful participating of students make considerably easier the assimilation of the teaching material and the achievement of a satisfactory degree. The course is especially suited to students who wish to continue their studies at the PhD level by providing the framework that required for conducting research and writing research paper. In particular the course also provides students with an overview of the areas of rural sociological research, questionnaire, experiment, interview, presentation, writing, data analysis and an introduction to the literature review tools and software.
Keywords
Research, Epistemology, Methodology, Experiment, Questionnaire, Interview, Fieldwork
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Teaching Software: MS-Powerpoint e-class platform: Rural-lab platform (special platform of the laboratory
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures40
Seminars3
Fieldwork10
Reading Assigment25
Project25
Written assigments25
Exams3
Total131
Student Assessment
Description
70% written exams 30% individual project assignment (exercise) - Public presentation on Computer.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Babbie, E., "Εισαγωγή στην Κοινωνιολογική Έρευνα", Κριτική, 2011 (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 12508145).
Additional bibliography for study
Σιάρδος, Γ., "Μεθοδολογία Κοινωνιολογικής Έρευνας - 3η έκδοση", Ζήτη, 2009. Δαουτόπουλος, Γ., "Μεθοδολογία Κοινωνικών Ερευνών - 5η έκδοση", Αυτοέκδοση, 2005. • Babbie, E. (2011). Εισαγωγή στην Κοινωνική Έρευνα. Εισαγωγή & Επιμ. Κώστας Ζαφειρόπουλος. Εκδόσεις ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ: Αθήνα • Brannen, J. (2005). Mixing Methods: The Entry of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches into the Research Process, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 8:3, pp. 173-184 • Allison, P., Severt, D. & Dickson, D. (2010). A Conceptual Model for Mystery Shopping Motivations, Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 19:6, pp. 629-657 • Ασπράκη, Γ. Ε. (2004). Επαγγελματικη ηθικη και δεοντολογια στην κοινωνικη ανθρωπολογια. Επιθεώρηση Κοινωνικών Ερευνών, 115, σελ.157-180. • Svendsen, G. L.H. (2006). Studying social capital in situ: A qualitative approach, Theory and Society, 35, pp. 39–7 • Onwuegbuzie, A.J. & Leech, N.L. (2005) On Becoming a Pragmatic Researcher: The Importance of Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 8:5, pp. 375-387
Last Update
12-11-2015