Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420001840

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
AGROTIKĪS OIKONOMIASElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of computers.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able: 1. to understand the basic concepts and the principles of rural sociological research 2. to formulate research questions 3. to use literature databases 4. to choose among the different types of research design 5. to read and evaluate scientific articles. 6. to understand the principles of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research designs, and to can apply them for studying rural community issues 7. to develop familiarity with the different techniques of data collection in the rural (participant observation, interviews, etc) 8. to understand the principles of research ethics 9. to develop skills in analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data 10. To write a scientific paper/essay
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 interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
Introduction to nature and theory of knowledge. Research biases and ways to prevent them (inaccurate observations-excessive generalization-selective observation). Exact observation and understanding of reality (consensual and empirical reality-social construction of reality). Research design. Definition of the research problem-object. Variables and measurement. Literature review. Formulating hypotheses. Conceptualization. Selection of data collection techniques. Selection of research subjects. Social Measurement-observation. Translating the research idea into research questions. Research ethics: Voluntary participation. Anonymity. Confidentiality. Informed consent. Methods/tools of data collection: bibliographic surveys, interviews, questionnaires, observation, etc. Scales. Developing a questionnaire. Methods of qualitative field research and qualitative data analysis. Participatory observation, interview, biographical analysis, autobiographical memory research, action research, historical-comparative analysis, ethnography, content analysis, thematic analysis, case studies, experiments, group research, mystery client, Delphi technique, etc. Quantitative analysis: Independent and dependent variables. Associations/correlation of variables. Differences between variables. Descriptive and inferential statistics. Research for social impact. Writing a scientific paper/essay. Bibliometric indicators.
social Research, Epistemology, Methodology, Experiment, Questionnaire, Interview, Field study, Quantitative research, Qualitative research, Mixed methods research
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Teaching Software: MS-Powerpoint e-learning AUTH e-class platform: Rural-lab platform (special platform of the laboratory)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment42
Written assigments21
Student Assessment
Final exams or Three individual project assignments - Public presentation to the class.
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)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Babbie, E., "Εισαγωγή στην Κοινωνιολογική Έρευνα", Κριτική, 2018 (Κωδικός Εύδοξος: 77109716) Adler E. and Clark R., "Κοινωνική έρευνα, μια ξενάγηση στις μεθόδους και στις τεχνικές", ΤΖΙΟΛΑΣ, 2018 (Κωδικός Εύδοξος: 68373990)
Additional bibliography for study
Σιάρδος, Γ., "Μεθοδολογία Κοινωνιολογικής Έρευνας - 3η έκδοση", Ζήτη, 2009. Δαουτόπουλος, Γ., "Μεθοδολογία Κοινωνικών Ερευνών - 5η έκδοση", Αυτοέκδοση, 2005.
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