Methodologies and Techniques of Research
Cod: 62073
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Management
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 40

The main objective of this course unit is the acquisition and application of knowledge regarding  research techniques in order to prepare students for the project seminars of the second semester and the second year of the master.

Research methodologies
Research techniques
Dissertation project

•  Acquisition and implementation of major research techniques;
•  Training for the conception of the dissertation project;
•  Learning the operational process of the analysis framework;
•  Training for the drafting of the dissertation report.

  1. Construction of scientific knowledge;
  2. Bibliography citation
  3. Plagiarism
  4. Main phases of a research;
  5. Definition of research problem
  6. Identification of research objectives;
  7. Literature review.

Mandatory coursebook:
. Saunders, M.; Lewis, P &  Thornhill, A. (2019). “Research Methods for Business Students.” 7th London, Pearson.
Complementary bibliografy:
- Eco, Umberto, Como se faz uma Tese em Ciências Humanas, Editorial Presença, Queluz.
Further readings will be available online at Moodle platform during the semester.


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Includes open sessions with guest lectures from others national and international higher education institutions.