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Research and Project Methodologies (II)

Code: DIMIIII     Acronym: DIMIIII

Classification Keyword

Instance: 2014/2015 - 1S (of 15-09-2014 to 13-02-2015)

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Design
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Image Design

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MDI 11 Plano Oficial 2011 2 - 6 45 162

Teaching - Hours

Laboratory Practice: 3,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Laboratory Practice Totals 1 3,00
Susana Cruz Barreto 3,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


The main objective of this course is to assist students in writing the methodologies chapter. To this end it will address the key issues of the methodological process in parallel with a written assignment coupled with an oral presentation.

Learning outcomes and competences

At the end of this semester students will be able to develop field work, conduct an image analysis among other aspects of research targeted to their topic and research question. On a general level students at the end of this semester will have made the foundational structure of the methodologies chapter.

Working method



1. Contents List and abstract
2. Internal and external triangulation
4. The ethnographic model: interviews and observation
5. Visual methodologies.
6. Plagiarism and ethical considerations in scientific research
7. Data Analysis and saturation

Mandatory literature

Rose Gillian; Visual methodologies. ISBN: 978-1-4129-2191-6
Eco Umberto; Como se faz uma tese em ciências humanas
Pink Sarah; Doing visual ethnography. ISBN: 978-1-4129-2348-4

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical explanation, using expose,demonstration and interrogative methods, as well as the active method in the practical component.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Participação presencial 20,00
Prova oral 30,00
Trabalho de campo 25,00
Trabalho escrito 25,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de projeto 3,00
Frequência das aulas 3,00
Trabalho de campo 3,00
Trabalho de investigação 3,00
Total: 12,00

Calculation formula of final grade

The assessment results from the following items: 1. Attendance. 2. Participation. 3. Field work. 4. Written Work . 5. Oral presentation.

Classification improvement

Submission of a new project.
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