Social Research Methods 2.0: e-learning design

Maria Carmela Catone, Paolo Diana


Starting from a reflection on the aims and learning outcomes of the undergraduate course on social research methods and an analysis of the entry level skills of students, especially related to the reasoning with number, this article illustrates the design process of the course in a blended format. In particular, we present the activities of translation, implementation and innovation of the logical and conceptual structure of quantitative empirical research in the e-learning environment. From our point of view, the use of the e-learning platform allows learners to overcome the difficulties that they usually have in the quantitative analysis of social phenomena.


blended learning, quantitative social research, learner skill, numerical reasoning

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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).