Research Methodologies in Museology
Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Master Degree | Semestral | 10
Year | Type of course unit | Language
2 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
280 | 20
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
I. The Research in Museology 1. The disciplinary status of Museology and the place of research: the different perspective of applied research to Museology 2. Research in Museology at National and International Context: overview and perspective of knowledge production in Museology II. The Social Science Research: Theoretical and methodological issues and research process 1. The dynamics of knowledge building in the Social Sciences: a discussion of research strategies 2. Research strategies and research designs in Museology 3. Methods and main technical research in Social Sciences - a review reflexive view of design and application research in Museology with emphasis on qualitative research methodologies 4.As museum collections as the object of investigation: methods and procedures.
Present the main steps of the scientific research in museology; analyze the theoretical and methodological framework of Contemporary Museology; problematize important distinctions between concepts and categories, as tools of scientific research; Explain the role of theory, methodologies and technical research in the field of museology; Locate recurrent debates research experience particularly in the field of museums.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Classes in seminar format allows a comprehensive reflection of the problems under discussion. More important than the transmission of knowledge is, in this sense, the allocation of responsibilities based on reflection and critique of the topics presented through discussion oriented around the subject matter. Are invited experts in the various fields of the topics treated, mostly international, allowing a comprehensive reflection on the issues and subjects taught. Every year is made a study visit allowing contact with international realities and forms of action distinct, enabling new perspective and knowledge sharing with different realities. The evaluation is performed through a work cuts across all units, which relate to the matters discussed. Also included the evaluation work, the research project to develop with annotated bibliography and 5 TDS reading.
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