Research methods for social and political sciences

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
November 2020
Lead instructor: Cinzia Meraviglia
The course aims at providing students with the basic conceptual tools for designing their research project, while avoiding the most common methodological pitfalls. At the end of the course, students should be able to think critically about their own research project, as well as about published research. The various issues dealing with research design will be presented and discussed in an interactive way, drawing examples from the actual research project that each student
submitted in her/his application to the PhD programme.
The course is reserved to students of the NASP PhD programs in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies, Political Studies and Sociology and Methodology of Social Research.
Mandatory for students of the PhD program in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies
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 September 2021, until 30 August 2021.

Deadlines for enrolment in courses of the next academic year (2021/2022) will be announced.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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