Online course material and e-learning platform

The course was built with a mixed method.

The first part, self-study mode, provides specific content through 5 video modules, lasting about 30 minutes each.

These are video-recorded lessons given in French by a native speaker, which can be downloaded and followed according to the time available to each individual.

The lessons are accompanied by a reference bibliography to deepen the contents. 

The second part is interactive and applied. Students will be able to test the knowledge acquired during the previous independent study. According to a predefined program, they will participate in working groups (minimum 5), led by teachers.

A first evaluation, which will consist of a questionnaire with multiple choice questions, is foreseen at the end of the first theoretical part of the course. Passing the test will give access to the second part of the training.

The second evaluation is foreseen after the interactive working groups and will be based on the level of understanding, the ability to apply knowledge and commitment.

At the end of the training and based on the assessments obtained, a university certificate will be issued certifying the attendance of the course.

Course participants must fill out the form at the following link to register for the course and be able to participate in the second part of the training and obtain the final certificate:

First lesson: Building knowledge

The first lesson “Building knowledge” introduces the general principles of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and delves into transversal premises of each instrument necessary to conduct psychosocial research while ethically respecting the participants involved and their right to privacy.

Second lesson: Questionnaire

The second lesson “Questionnaire” provides the main elements for the construction, administration and use of the questionnaire in psychosocial research. Examples consistent with the context of the research are provided.

Third lesson: Interview

The third lesson “Interview” aims to give a comprehensive explanation of conducting an individual interview in the field of psychosocial research. Video clips highlighting plausible scenarios and desirable conducting strategies are included.

Fourth lesson: T group

The fourth lesson “T-group” provides the basic knowledge to design, organise and conduct T-groups as psychosocial research tools aimed at sharing the partecipants’ perceptions and subjective experiences in order to construct a shared social understanding of the phenomenon in the group dimension.

Fifth lesson: Analyse

The fifth and final lesson “Analysis” provides the main elements for  conducting a correct and precise quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data collected  depending on  the instrument used. For qualitative analysis, in particular, the IPA (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) approach and the analysis steps involved in the method are introduced (Smith, Flowers & Larkin, 2009).