Semester Course:  2nd
Credits: 2 ECTS
Prerequisites: None
Lecturers: Gloria Dominguez
Web Site: Under construction

  1. Objectives:
    • To know basic elements and methods of social research in management.
    • To understand the importance of the inclusion of elements of social research in the decision making process.
    • To gain familiarity with main approaches and some techniques currently being used in research, specially in qualitative methods.
    • To gain a deeper understanding of ethical and quality issues in relation to social research.
    • To gain familiarity with the process of designing a social research project.
  2. Programme topics:
    1. Introduction to social research: paradigms and approaches
    2. Planning a research
    3. Data gathering. Main techniques: Interviews, surveys and group dynamics
    4. Data analysis
    5. Assessing the quality of the research
  3. Assessment:
    Course requirements include the presentation of a class summary (10%), individual assignments (50%) and a group project (40%).