Methodology of Research

Course Title

Methodology of Research

Course Code


Type of Course

Compulsory, 7 hours/week, (2 theory + 3 tutorial + 2 workshop)

Course Level




ECTS Credits

7 (5+2)

Professor (s)

Learning Outcomes            

   Knowledge of research methods in human sciences, especially in the musicology sector. 

Comprehension of those methods' application on different research levels. 

Application of the above on the composition of individual blueprints of the final graduate dissertation. 

Analysis of potential parameters that entangle in a dissertation's subject.  

Composition of bibliographical data or/and research field.

Evaluation of familiarization with the musicological research and the ability to formulate new labor hypotheses. 

Teaching Approach

Interactive presentation- lecture, using Power Point. Utilization of internet sources, especially data bases and multiple bibliographies and discography. During tutorial, individualized essay subjects with the use of bibliography.

Prerequisite Courses

Typically none. The course is not recommended though to those who are not to take up a dissertation thesis.

Recommended Courses in the Curriculum

Every course without exceptions.

Course Content

Scientology and musicology. The nature of experienced social research. Different social and natural sciences. Positivism and its reviews. Phenomenology, ethnomethology and symbolic reaction.  Normative and executional “examples”. Methods, techniques and methodology. Quality and quantity approaches. Demystifying the methodological monism. Ethnography. Ethnography’s politics. The matter of reconsideration. Management of verbal and script sources. Ethics of social research.

Musicological research methodology. Issues on sources and proving. Local research. Inscident study.
Research steps. Architectonic structure of a dissertation.

Guided writing of a research' s blueprint that is utilized in the deduction of the dissertation thesis.

Recommended bibliography

Colajanni, Α. (1993). “Η επανακοινωνικοποίηση ως διαδικασία προσαρμογής του ερευνητή σε μια διαφορετική κοινωνία”, Εθνολογία 2: σελ. 297316

Eco, U. (2001). Πώς γίνεται μια διπλωματική εργασία. Αθήνα:Νήσος

Hammersley, M. and Atkinson P. (1996). Ethnography. Principles in Practice. London: Routledge

Loizos, P. (1992). “Εθνογραφία φιλική προς τους χρήστες; Προβλήματα μεθόδου και γραφής στην ανθρωπολογία”, στο Ευθ. Παπαταξιάρχης - Θοδ. Παραδέλλης (επιμ.), Ταυτότητες και φύλο στη σύγχρονη Ελλάδα: Ανθρωπολογικές Προσεγγίσεις, σελ. 373403. Aθήνα: Καστανιώτης. Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου

Northedge, A. (2005).Τhe Good Study Guide. Milton Keynes: Open University  

Βλησίδης Κ. (2002). Για μια βιβλιογραφία του ρεμπέτικου, Αθήνα: Εικοστού Πρώτου

Γέμτος, Π. (1987). Μεθοδολογία των Κοινωνικών Επιστημών (2 τόμ.), Αθήνα

Δρούλια, Λ. - Λ. Λιάβας (1999). Μουσικές της Θράκης. Μια διεπιστημονική προσέγγιση. Έβρος: Σύλλογος οι Φίλοι της Μουσικής

Κώστιος, Απ. (2000). Μέθοδος Μουσικολογικής Έρευνας. Αθήνα: Παπαγρηγορίου Νάκας

Παπαγεωργίου, Γ. (επιμ.) (1998). Μέθοδοι στην Κοινωνιολογική έρευνα. Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω - Γιώργος Δαρδάνος

Learning exercises

Composition of an individual subject based on the weekly essays, with open correction. Initiation in the research field.

Teaching Methods

Participatory, as well as interactive teaching, with the use of overviewing ways.

Criteria and Methods of Evaluation

For the Workshop and Theory courses, writing examinations at the end of the semester. For the tutorial, individual weekly review. Open correction, with the students’ participation. The criteria is the possibility of an individual dissertation project composition.

Teaching Language