Research Methods in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Duration Time 13 weeks
Certificate yes
Lessons 0
Course features
Compulsory Course
Credits : 6
RE&D Department
Lecture Hours : 4
Lab Hours : 2
Autumn Semester
Laboratory & Teaching Staff
His research interests are in the fields of social economy and co-operatives, with emphasis on financial co-operatives and social finance, local finance, and business finance as well as in rural and local development. He has worked on behalf of the University on several issues concerning the implementation of European regulations and development programmes.
Laboratory & Teaching Staff
He has participated in projects regarding the Rural Development and Farm Management, with emphasis in the Statistical Analysis of Economics Data with use of PC and in the Creation of completed Informative systems.
Course Content

Introduction. The stages of empirical research. Research methods: quantitative and qualitative approaches. The experimental method, the method of participant observation. The sampling research process: methods of sampling and data collection. Questionnaire design. Research designs for collecting data and comparison of advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of data collection. Data types and processing along with methods of data analysis, presentation and interpretation of data with the help of specific research examples. The research publication. More laboratory work related to issues of bibliography search, sampling, statistical analysis (SPSS) and project presentation.