Analysis of Social and Economic Processes - Attività didattica

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Elenco degli insegnamenti offerti nell’a.a. 2019/2020

Theorizing in Social Science
Teacher Coordinator: Gianmarco Navarini (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
  Instructors: Carmen Leccardi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Gianmarco Navarini (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Serafino Negrelli (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Sonia Stefanizzi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Giuseppe Vittucci Mazzetti (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
Language English
CFU 2.5
Hours 20
Program The aim of the course is to teach students how to theorize in social science. Attention, thus, is focused not so much on social theories per se, but rather on theorizing as a practical skill, to be learned by discussing, first of all, the role played by theory in the making of social science. In this vein, the course illustrates how to build theories and theoretical concepts, the link between key concepts and empirical research, the application and development of concepts in the analysis of social phenomena, and the two-way interaction between theory building and empirical research.
Evaluation YES
Calendar November-December 2019
Social Research Design
Teacher Coordinator: Maurizio Pisati (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
  Instructor: Maurizio Pisati (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
Language English
CFU 2
Hours 16
Program The course provides a general introduction to the design of empirical social science research. Following a summary of the basic features of the scientific method, the course addresses the different phases of the social research process. We begin by discussing how to choose, state, and justify the research problem, from which specific research questions are subsequently derived. Second, we consider the definition of the conceptual framework for the research, focusing on the notions of theory, hypothesis, and model. Third, we present strategies for evaluating, organizing, and synthesizing the literature related to the research problem. Then, attention is devoted to three major tasks: definition of the units of analysis, identification of the target and study populations, and choice of sampling design. Finally, we examine uses, strengths and limitations of various types of research design. Upon course completion, students should be able to design their own empirical research, and to write the corresponding research proposal.
Evaluation YES
Calendar January-February 2020
Writing for Social Scientists
Teacher Coordinator: Sonia Stefanizzi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
  Instructors: Giovanna Fullin (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Gianmarco Navarini (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Paolo Rossi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Sonia Stefanizzi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
Language English
CFU 1.5
Hours 12
Program The purpose of this course is to instruct students on how to turn their research ideas into high quality research products, including dissertation prospectuses, conference presentations, and journal articles. The course discusses best practices for framing research questions, problem statements, and research results to specific types of audience; preparing good abstracts for conference papers; writing the dissertation prospectus; dealing with the double-blind review process of academic journals; and making effective presentations to fellow professionals at conferences. At the end of the course, students should be able to present their research questions and results, in writing and orally, to a scholarly audience; condense their ideas into short, meaningful descriptions; develop a focused project; develop confidence and skill as a presenter. The course will also facilitate thinking that is logical, reading that is critical, and writing that is clear, simple and engaging.
Evaluation YES
Calendar February 2020
Quantitative Social Research Methods
Teacher Coordinator: Mario Lucchini (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
  Instructors: Mario Lucchini (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Emanuela Sala (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Giuseppe Vittucci Mazzetti (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
Language English
CFU 4
Hours 32
Program The course provides an overview of the methods of quantitative data collection and analysis most commonly used in social science research. The course is divided into three modules: The first offers an introduction to econometrics; the second illustrates the theory and application of multilevel regression for both comparative and longitudinal data analysis; the third discusses selected topics in survey methodology. Upon course completion, students should be able to collect and analyze most quantitative data of interest.
Evaluation YES
Calendar March-April 2020
Qualitative Social Research Methods
Teacher Coordinator: Ilenya Camozzi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
  Instructors: Ilenya Camozzi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Carmen Leccardi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Marcello Maneri (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Gianmarco Navarini (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Paolo Rossi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
Language English
CFU 4
Hours 32
Program The course provides an overview of the methods of qualitative data collection and analysis most commonly used in social science research. The first part of the course focuses on the most popular qualitative technique for gathering data: the interview. Subsequently, the course illustrates the ethnographic approach. Text analysis is then discussed by both illustrating traditional approaches and using packages for computer-assisted qualitative research (NVivo, ATLAS.ti, and MAXQDA). The course concludes with a students’ in-class presentation, in which they will discuss a comprehensive report of the research activity carried out during the course according to instructors’ assignments. Upon course completion, students should be able to collect and analyze most qualitative data of interest.
Evaluation YES
Calendar March-April 2020
Current Debates in Social Science
Teacher Coordinator: Giovanna Fullin (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
  Instructors: Gianluca Argentin (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Ilenya Camozzi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Patrizia Farina (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Ivana Fellini (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Andrea Fracasso (Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento), Giovanna Fullin (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Carmen Leccardi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Roberto Marchisio (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Stefano Neri (Department of Social and Political Science, University of Milano), Paolo Rossi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Giuseppe Vittucci Mazzetti (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
Language English
CFU 3
Hours 24
Program The course provides a general overview of some of the most relevant current debates in social science. Every lecture is focused on a different topic and aims at highlighting the main questions scholars are dealing with, explaining the main approaches and theories involved, and presenting some recent research. In some cases, the lecture is organized as a debate between two or more scholars presenting different and/or opposite perspectives on the same phenomenon. 
Evaluation YES
Calendar November 2019 - April 2020
ASEP Colloquium Series
Teacher Coordinators: Ilenya Camozzi (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca), Alessandra Decataldo (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca)
  Speakers: TBA
Language English
CFU 1
Hours 12
Program The ASEP Colloquium Series is a monthly seminar, held during the coursework period, in which distinguished scholars and professional experts present and discuss their work in progress, latest research findings, or professional experiences. 
Evaluation YES
Calendar December 2019 - May 2020
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