Research Methologies in Communication Science

Documentary Film Studies
4 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 TP + 3,0 OT

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
The students should be able to understand the scope and limits of research in social science, develop interest and critical skills in issues that may be the subject of research, become familiar with research principles and organise and plan research projects.

Program
Social science paradigms and languages;
Some theoretical approaches;
The social construction of reality (Berger; Luckman);
Social structure and artistic activity (Baxandal);
Social representation of Time (Angel);
Semiotics and mytologies (Barthes);
Types of scientific works;
Research methods and techniques;

Evaluation Methodology
Coursework in class (20%) + 1 written assignment and oral defence (20%) + Test (60%).
Examination: written closed-book test

Bibliography
- Vilelas,, J. (2009). Investigação - O Proc. de Construção do Conhecimento. Lisboa: Edições Silabos
- Coutinho, C. (2015). Metodologia de Investigação em Ciências Sociais. Coimbra: Almedina
- BAUER,, M. (2007). Pesquisa Qualitativa como texto, imagem e som. RJ: Vozes

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials

Software used in class
PowerPoint