Research Methodologies in Family Sciences

6 ECTs / Semester / Portuguese

To analyse and critically reflect on the main features, potentials and limitations of qualitative research methodologies in the Family Sciences; To critically reflect on the different methods of data collection and their suitability to research questions, To deploy NVivo software in qualitative data analysis processes; To recognize the usefulness and need for articulation of qualitative and quantitative methods (mixed methods); To plan a qualitative research project and make decisions regarding the collection and analysis of data; To interpret and properly present the results of qualitative studies.


Assistant Professor
Rita Francisco has an Honours degree and a PhD in Psychology (specialization in Family Psychology), from the University of Lisbon. She is…
Full Professor
Guest Full Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences at UCP – Catholic University of Portugal, where she Coordinates the Institute for Family Sciences. She also…