Sociology and methodology of social research

Dottorati
Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2019/2020
Study area
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Main university (administrative headquarter)
Università degli Studi di Torino
Inter-university
Università degli Studi di Torino
Doctoral programme (PhD)
3
Years
Milano, Torino
English
The doctoral programme offers a theoretical-analytical and technical-methodological preparation rooted in an excellent tradition of international research on empirical sociology. It aims to train researchers in the analysis of current processes of cultural and social change based on the close integration of theory and empirical research. The programme aims to provide a solid theoretical-conceptual preparation along with mastery of the most up-to-date research methodologies and techniques, both quantitative and qualitative. This translates into a programme which provides students with all the tools for undertaking original, theoretically oriented and empirically based research on a wide range of aspects of contemporary society. Particular attention is given to comparison between different social situations and contexts, also in supranational contexts and through extended periods of research abroad. Lectures are delivered in English. Although well anchored in the concepts and methods of sociological research, the student will regularly interact with the other social sciences - anthropology, psychology, political sciences, economics, demography, statistics, informatics - to gain a fuller understanding of phenomena under study.
The main areas of doctoral research in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research regard social change and inequalities, cultural processes, the media and the public sphere, urban spaces, and methodologies in social research.
Milano, Torino

Courses list

January
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Doing Fieldwork and textual data analysis 5 30 English
Project colloquium 3 20 English
April
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Visual Methods 2 10 English
May
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Understanding digital societies 3 20 English
November
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Sociological Theories (classical) 3 20 English
Sociological Theories (Contemporary) 3 20 English