Research Seminar


Public Administration, Publication in the Diário da República - Adequação/Bolonha 2007/2008

15 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 135,0 OT


Not applicable.

On completion of course students should have developed skills of observation, analysis, insight, and knowledge production and assist in the planning, construction and justification of contextualised research projects.

Research as a means for the production of knowledge: general epistemological and methodological issues.
Preparation of a research project. Presentation and dissemination of research results: knowledge production and the quality of presentation.

Evaluation Methodology
Workshops on research methods and a dissertation and empirical methods.
Presentation and discussion about a recently published work of the student's choice.

- Albarello, L. (1997). Práticas e Métodos de Investigação em Ciências Sociais. Lisboa: Gradiva
- Cortesão, L. (1995). Avaliação na Investigação ? Acção, in Ciências da Educação: Investigação e Acção. (Vol. I). Porto: Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências da Educação
- Eco, U. (1998). Como se Faz uma Tese em Ciências Humanas. Lisboa: Editorial Presença
- Campenhoudt, L. e Quivy, R. (1992). Manual de Investigação em Ciências Sociais. Lisboa: Gradiva

Method of interaction
Lectures; presentation and defence of several research projects by
the students during a short-duration internship supervised by both the host organisation supervisor and the school coordinator.

Software used in class