This course aims to explain some of the qualitative instruments which is necessary for researching on Social Sciences as well as to guide students in the process of building a research project.
The course will address both theoretical and practical aspect of research on the Social Sciences, through deepen the link between theory and methodological strategies from an applied perspective. The theoretical part will deal with topics such as the definition of the subject of the study, the relationship between qualitative and quantitative, as well as the scope on a social investigation. In the practical part, will be focused on the five basic steps in an investigation: a) the problem on ground, b) research strategy, c) the design and application of instruments, d) programming of activities and e) the processing of Information and writing. Emphasis will be placed on investigation work on social inequalities, urban segregations, migratory processes, discrimination, racism, identity construction, among others. Participants will be able to put the tools and techniques of qualitative research into practice,
and also analyze in their own research papers, or in the elaboration of the methodological framework for their thesis.