L3-1 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PLANNING

Course Information
TitleΕΡΕΥΝΗΤΙΚΗ ΜΕΘΟΔΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΣΤΙΣ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΧΩΡΙΚΟΥ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΥ / L3-1 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PLANNING
CodeΕ3-1
FacultyEngineering
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorYannis Frangopoulos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002266

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Spatial Planning and Development (2010-today)

Registered students: 141
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course325

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600128286
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Student’s familiarization with the methodology of research in social sciences and particularly in the sciences of planning as the scale of urban and spatial planning and in the field of spatial development
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course consists of theoretical and empirical part. The theoretical part involves teaching method emergence and structuring of research scientific subject. It contributes to the foundation of scientific work in the field of social research that supports the science of spatial planning. Firstly is clarified the relationship between research method and research techniques. Then, is highlighted the trilogy: “rupture” – “structuring” – “verification” of research subject, with 7 separate phases: A’. Central question formation, B '. The Investigation of research Field, C’. The Development of problem (examples on migration and fertility). D’ Model’s analysis structuring. Model analysis as a set of coordinates working hypothesis and conceptual tools. E '. Observation in the social sciences. Reliability, validity and objectivity problems. Sample surveys, study of documents, archival sources and secondary data. F '. Analysis and data clustering. G’. Conclusions and new knowledge and suggestions of implementation. Empirical part of the exercise involves the development of student group work in collaboration with the instructor. Refers to the presentation and critical methodological review of past years graduate thesis.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures481.8
Seminars
Laboratory Work150.6
Reading Assigment301.1
Interactive Teaching in Information Center80.3
Exams341.3
Total1355
Student Assessment
Description
Examination, tests and exercises with developing student group work.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Babbie E., (2011) "Εισαγωγή στην κοινωνική έρευνα", Αθηνα, Εκδ. Κριτική Λατινόπουλος, Π. (2010), "Τα πρώτα βήματα στην Ερευνα", Εκδ. Κριτική Ιωσηφίδης, Θ. (2017)Ποιοτικές Μέθοδοι Έρευνας και Επιστημολογία των Κοινωνικών Επιστημών, Εκδ. Τζιόλα και Υιοι. Ευδωρίδου, Ε., Καρακασίδης Θ., (2017), Ακαδημαϊκή Γραφή, Εκδ. Τζιόλα και Υιοι.
Last Update
11-11-2017