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European Sociological Studies and Research: Research methodology.

Having a course related to research methodology derives from BA/MA/PhD students’ need to design and carry out research activities, this need being also confirmed by the curricular practices found in prestigious universities in Europe. Participants are studying this discipline mainly to develop their academic projects, but also their dissertation thesis at higher scientific standards. Knowledge in research methodology give an increased added value to their papers, they being able to correlate various economic phenomena, establishing causality between variables, interpreting and disseminating the research results. Furthermore, some of them will use the acquired information if they are planning to have later a job in the research field or to do a PhD thesis/post-doc research. The main objectives of this course are: To understand the scientific approach in socio-human sciences; To select, in a proper way, the research methods according to the established objectives/hypotheses; To strengthen the research methodological skills through the capacity of interpreting and disseminating the research results; To identify, to collect, analyze and interpret documents, databases, relevant information, in order to formulate new ideas and trends in the field. Upon completing the course, the participants will enhance both: Professional competences: Becoming active in the process of seeking, analyzing, and synthesizing information; Accessing and analyzing the EU‘s materials (resources, databases) and putting into practice the theoretical knowledge acquired; Defining and operating with statistical concepts; Formulating the work hypotheses, define variables, making collection of data,  processing of data,  testing of  truthfulness; Application of statistical analysis in different studies; Increasing critical thinking skills considering multiple viewpoints and perspectives; Enhancing visibility of research results; Transversal competences: Confirmation or rejection of work hypotheses; Getting practical solutions; Finding new research directions; Getting practical solutions; Outlining recommendations, suggestions, lines of action, best practices for EU policies and reports; present the matters/tasks performed in front of an audience. Steps in developing a quantitative model: 1. Choosing a theme / phenomenon to study; 2. Conceptualization - relevant issues of the topic; 3. Literature review; 4. Formulating hypotheses; 5. Types of variables; 6. Collection of data; 7. Multivariate data analysis; 8. Interpreting and disseminating the results; 9. Elaborating forecasts. Research results after data processing: Confirmation or rejection of hypotheses; Obtaining practical solutions; Drawing up recommendations, suggestions, lines of action, good practices; Identification of contradictions, inconsistencies, loopholes or limitations of the proposed theory or solutions; Finding new research directions, etc.

Research methods in Social Sciences – Introductory course

(online course)

Having a course related to research methodology derives from BA/MA/PhD students’ need to design and carry out research activities, this need being also confirmed by the curricular practices found in prestigious universities in Europe. Participants are studying this discipline mainly to develop their academic projects, but also their dissertation thesis at higher scientific standards. COORDINATORS: David Rotman (BSU), Ramona Țigănașu (UAIC), Constantin Vasile Toca (ISER) WHO CAN ATTEND THIS COURSE:  Young academics (teachers and researchers) from the network partners: PhD students and post doc researchers/professors (maximum 5 years after doctoral thesis defence) HOW TO REGISTER: all the participants would require to have/make a Gmail account to access and complete the course (the online course is hosted on the Google classroom platform). Please fill in this form with your detailes (name, affilition, Gmail address) After registration, you will recieve an email with an invitation to join the classroom. Access 'Classwork' tab and go through the course units in order. After each unit (course and bibliography) complete the quiz. In order to pass the quiz, it is necessary to score at least 60 points. You can answer the quiz again until you get the minimum score. Some quizzes contains open questions that will initially receive no score, but the final mark will be validated by the instructor. CERTIFICATE: upon finalizing all the units and the quizzes, participants will receive a certificate  
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© Centre for European Studies - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași

Research methods in Social

Sciences – Introductory

course

(online course)

Having a course related to research methodology derives from BA/MA/PhD students’ need to design and carry out research activities, this need being also confirmed by the curricular practices found in prestigious universities in Europe. Participants are studying this discipline mainly to develop their academic projects, but also their dissertation thesis at higher scientific standards. COORDINATORS: David Rotman (BSU), Ramona Țigănașu (UAIC), Constantin Vasile Toca (ISER) WHO CAN ATTEND THIS COURSE:  Young academics (teachers and researchers) from the network partners: PhD students and post doc researchers/professors (maximum 5 years after doctoral thesis defence) HOW TO REGISTER: all the participants would require to have/make a Gmail account to access and complete the course (the online course is hosted on the Google classroom platform). Please fill in this form with your detailes (name, affilition, Gmail address) After registration, you will recieve an email with an invitation to join the classroom. Access 'Classwork' tab and go through the course units in order. After each unit (course and bibliography) complete the quiz. In order to pass the quiz, it is necessary to score at least 60 points. You can answer the quiz again until you get the minimum score. Some quizzes contains open questions that will initially receive no score, but the final mark will be validated by the instructor. CERTIFICATE: upon finalizing all the units and the quizzes, participants will receive a certificate  

European Sociological Studies and

Research: Research methodology.

Having a course related to research methodology derives from BA/MA/PhD students’ need to design and carry out research activities, this need being also confirmed by the curricular practices found in prestigious universities in Europe. Participants are studying this discipline mainly to develop their academic projects, but also their dissertation thesis at higher scientific standards. Knowledge in research methodology give an increased added value to their papers, they being able to correlate various economic phenomena, establishing causality between variables, interpreting and disseminating the research results. Furthermore, some of them will use the acquired information if they are planning to have later a job in the research field or to do a PhD thesis/post-doc research. The main objectives of this course are: To understand the scientific approach in socio- human sciences; To select, in a proper way, the research methods according to the established objectives/hypotheses; To strengthen the research methodological skills through the capacity of interpreting and disseminating the research results; To identify, to collect, analyze and interpret documents, databases, relevant information, in order to formulate new ideas and trends in the field. Upon completing the course, the participants will enhance both: Professional competences: Becoming active in the process of seeking, analyzing, and synthesizing information; Accessing and analyzing the EU‘s materials (resources, databases) and putting into practice the theoretical knowledge acquired; Defining and operating with statistical concepts; Formulating the work hypotheses, define variables, making collection of data,  processing of data,  testing of  truthfulness; Application of statistical analysis in different studies; Increasing critical thinking skills considering multiple viewpoints and perspectives; Enhancing visibility of research results; Transversal competences: Confirmation or rejection of work hypotheses; Getting practical solutions; Finding new research directions; Getting practical solutions; Outlining recommendations, suggestions, lines of action, best practices for EU policies and reports; present the matters/tasks performed in front of an audience. Steps in developing a quantitative model: 1. Choosing a theme / phenomenon to study; 2. Conceptualization - relevant issues of the topic; 3. Literature review; 4. Formulating hypotheses; 5. Types of variables; 6. Collection of data; 7. Multivariate data analysis; 8. Interpreting and disseminating the results; 9. Elaborating forecasts. Research results after data processing: Confirmation or rejection of hypotheses; Obtaining practical solutions; Drawing up recommendations, suggestions, lines of action, good practices; Identification of contradictions, inconsistencies, loopholes or limitations of the proposed theory or solutions; Finding new research directions, etc.