Research Methologies in Communication Science

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

- Ana Cláudia Leal Marques Pires da Silva Mendes Pinto

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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.

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

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

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials

Software used in class