Research Methods in Social and Economic Sciences

(Course Code: 344KEY, Course outline)

Semester:  6 Teaching Credits:  3 ECTS Credits: 6 Type:

Optional Compulsory

Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: Skills development Instructor: K. Evangelinos

The students will conduct their own, group research project. Under the supervision of the tutor – and receiving critical feedback at each stage- they will: (a) do a literature review (b) establish their research questions/hypotheses (c) plan and perform  the data collection (d) analyze the collected data (e) write the final group report (g) present their research and findings in an audience of their peers

Topics per Week:
  • Introductory Lecture- The scientific research
  • Introductory Lecture- Introducing the research subject
  • Seminar: Doing literature review
  • Seminar: Introducing research questions/hypotheses
  • Seminar: Designing the research and data collection
  • Fieldwork: Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Writing the group report
  • Presenting the group report
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
Other Activities:  –
  • Group report: 60%
  • Powerpoint presentation: 25%
  • Peer evaluation 15%
Basic Textbook: Dependent on the selected topic of research
Bibliography: Dependent on the selected topic of research

The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English

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