Doing Fieldwork and textual data analysis

A.y. 2018/2019
Lesson for
Overall hours
Lesson period
January 2019
The course introduces to the practical aspects of qualitative research, focusing on four methods: in-depth interview,discourse analysis,focus group, participant observation and on a specific research field,the media production analysis.
Short Course Description
The introduction to the four classical methods of qualitative research will be organized in four couples of seminar. For each method,a first seminar will be dedicated to the introduction to the basic methodological aspects. After this introduction,some practical exercises will be assigned to the students, who will work individually or in small group, during the period between the first and the second seminar.In the second seminar, students will present their exercises of fieldwork that will be discussed with the teacher. The last seminar of the course will be dedicated to one specific field of research, the media production analysis. In this case students will be able to evaluate the values and the limitations of the qualitative research in a specific context.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • for courses starting in April 202125 March 2021
  • for courses starting in May 202126 April 2021.

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