Lab: Survey Methods and Techniques

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The students will be equipped with the conceptual and empirical tools to understand the most salient features and the most relevant consequences of today's processes in a number of significant social domains.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course students will acquire the ability to critically evaluate and discuss the impact, development and use of the topics covered during the course. The final exam aims to verify the expected learning outcomes in relation to these topics.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second trimester
Just in case the pandemic emergency continues, the teaching will be carried out online, on the Microsoft Teams platform, and the interviews will be conducted via web survey
Course syllabus
The course of "Metodi e tecniche della Survey" is composed by two parts. In the first (theoretical) part the principal choices which have to be taken in developing a survey in the field of social and political sciences will be presented and discussed. In the second (practical) part the students are requested to conduct a survey by their own, from the drafting of a questionnaire to the interviews, the analysis of the results and, at the end, to the final report.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic statistical notions
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons and final survey (or online lessons and online survey, in case of prolonged pandemic emergency)
Teaching Resources
Attenti al sondaggio! (Laterza) di Paolo Natale and some slides shown within the lessons
Assessment methods and Criteria
FInal report based on the interviews carried out by the students
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY - University credits: 3
Laboratories: 20 hours
Professor: Natale Paolo