Educational guide 2020_21
Facultade de CC. Sociais e da Comunicación
Grao en Dirección e Xestión Pública
  Social research techniques and methodologies applied to public administrations
Topic Sub-topic
1. Science as cognitive paradigm and the scientific condition of the Social Sciences Ontology, epistemology and methodology of the science. The methodological plurality.
2. Research as a process; designs and strategies Research design and operacionalization. Designs and strategies.
3. Qualitative techniques for research Observation and documentary selection. The interview and the technical groups.
4. Quantitative techniques for data collection Empirical translation of the theory. Technique of scales. Survey by sampling. Quality of the sources of information. Official statistical sources.
5. Quantitative technicians for data analysis Normal populations. Central limit theorem. The distribution of the average of the sample. Interpretation of a confidence interval. Size of the sample to estimate the average. Distribution of a proportion. Multiple linear regression. Statistical hypothesis testing.
6. Computing applied to the resolution of practical cases Use of spreadsheets for the application of the concepts and quantitative techniques to the resolution of exercises and practical cases.
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