The meetings will provide a theoretical framework that traces the reciprocal relationship between research and social service, from the 1950s to the present day, and students will be given some options for reflection in order to favor a first orientation to the internship course.
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Course objectives
The workshop aims to introduce students to research topics in social service and provide them with a basic methodological support to the search path to be performed during the internship.

Course description
• relationship between research and social work in Italy from the 50s to today
• how to make a research design
• the identification and construction of instruments (both quantitative and qualitative) for research
• analysis on the findings of the research
The classes will promote the direct participation of students, alternating moments of lectures in active teaching methods such as group work and case studies.

Core Documentation

Examination book:
ALBANO R., DELLAVALLE M. (a cura di), Metodologia della ricerca e servizio sociale, Giappichelli, Torino, 2015

Reference books:
APPETECCHIA E. (a cura di), Servizio sociale e ricerca dal 1945 al 1970, Aracne, Roma, 2008
BICHI R., La conduzione delle interviste nella ricerca sociale, Carocci, Roma, 2007
BIOLCATI-RINALDI F., VEZZONI C., L’analisi secondaria nella ricerca sociale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2012
CARDANO M., La ricerca qualitativa, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011
CASELLI M., Indagare col questionario, Vita e pensiero, Milano, 2005
CORBETTA P., Metodologia e tecniche della ricerca sociale, Voll. 1-4, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2003
OSSICINI CIOLFI T., Ricerca e servizio sociale, La Nuova Italia Scientifica, Roma, 1988

Type of delivery of the course


Type of evaluation

The exam will be written and oral