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Course description
  RESEARCH METHODS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2010-11

La asignatura de Métodos de Investigación en Ciiencias Sociales, junto con la de Sociología I  y Sociología II, da contenido a la materia denominada Sociología que queda descrita en la Memoria de Grado de Sociología como el 'estudio de los fundamentos del análisis sociológico y sus principales conceptos'.

El objetivo general de la asignatura "Métodos de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales" es que el alumno adquiera una comprensión completa del proceso de investigación y sus diferentes etapas, profundizando en la tradición teórica que la justifica, analizando la problemática específica de la investigación social y criminológica, y siendo capaz de ponerlo en práctica por sí mismo de forma rigurosa.

La asignatura de Métodos de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales aparece directamente vinculada, a través de su amteria con las asignaturas: Introducción a la Sociología (1er curso) e Introducción a la Criminología (1er curso) y a través del módulo de metodología con Introducción a la Estadística (1er curso) y con Técnicas de Investigación Cuantitativas y Cualitativas (2o curso).

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG.1 : Capacity to find, analyse and synthesise information.
  • CG.3 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.
  • CG.4 : Capacity to take decisions, putting one's knowledge into practice and handling technical instruments.
  • CG.5 : Capacity for criticism and self criticism.

 

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA.2 : Ability to use information and communications technologies in one's professional life.
  • CGUA.3 : Capacity for oral and written communication.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Be able to describe fundamental concepts in the fields of psychology, sociology, law and natural sciences that are needed to provide a global analysis of criminal phenomena and deviation.
  • CE10 : Be able to explain and summarise empirical information and results of research into crime, victimisation and response to crime and deviation, and evaluate the methodology used (identify which methodology is the most appropriate, its ethical principles, results, etc.).
  • CE3 : Be able to extract and synthesise information from different sources, including: handling information and communication technologies, designing and applying appropriate research strategies for compiling data using quantitative and qualitative methods, and being able to apply basic statistical techniques to questions related to crime and victimisation when necessary.
  • CE5 : Be able to provide an analytical explanation of diversity and social inequality, as well as its consequences relating to criminal acts, victimisation and responses to crime and deviation.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2010-11

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General

Code: 18509
Lecturer responsible:
MUÑOZ GONZALEZ, ANTONIO
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,60
Practical credits: 0,80
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: SOCIOLOGIA I
    Area: SOCIOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 1,6
    Practical credits: 0,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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