Research Methods in Culture and Tourism

Tourism and Culture Management
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

- Luís Manuel Mota dos Santos Figueira

Not applicable.

Students should demonstrate instrumental skills (cognitive, methodological, technological and terminological) and interpersonal and systemic skills (general and specific comprehension and knowledge)in the field of tourism and culture.

1. Introduction to the scientific method.
2. Rationale and methodology of the scientific work.
3. Organisation and communication of research. Technical procedures.
4. Management of potential conflicts of interest in tourism and culture.
5. Communication of research results.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment based on class attendance: written test and examination papers. 50% test/exam (theoretical), 50% thematic assignment(practice). Minimum pass mark: 10/20

- QUIVY, R. (1998). Manual de Investigação em Ciências Sociais - Trajectos,. Lisboa: Gradiva
- ALBARELLO, L. (2005). Práticas e Métodos de Investigação em Ciências Sociais. Lisboa: Gradiva Lda
- AZEVEDO, C. (2004). Metodologia Científica ? Contributos práticos para a elaboração de trabalhos académicos. Lisboa: Universidade Católica
- DE KETELE, J. (1999). Metodologia da Recolha de Dados ? Fundamentos dos Métodos de Observações, de Questionários, de Entrevistas e de Estudo de Documentos. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget

Method of interaction
Lectures and experimental work including research, literature review, and field trips. Practical work done individually or in groups.

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