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Research Project II

Research Project II
Resources for research and development
Final research project
Main language of instruction: Catalan

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The course allows students to carry out their Final Degree Thesis under the guidance of their tutor and with the support of the coordinator of this course.

In the contemporary world, research activity is not limited only to the research area of the University, but also constitutes a field of professional application of great strategic importance both in the public administration and in private business. From the point of view of the Humanities, research is a line of action that energises the work of organisations as diverse as archives, libraries, museums and centres for the interpretation of heritage, educational and cultural institutions and, in short, any institution committed to research in the humanistic and cultural disciplines (history, archaeology, art, geography, anthropology and religion, philology and literature, philosophy, sociology, among others).

Pre-course requirements

To have studied the course ‘Research Project I’.


At the end of the course students should be able to:

- Know what a research project is and what its conceptual and structural characteristics are, whether it is a personal project or team research.

- Know how to effectively manage documentary and bibliographic sources, a key element in all rigorous and reliable research work.

- Present a formally and methodologically rigorous, well-structured and well-conceived research project, containing hypotheses, field work and analysis of results.


  • E01 - Ability to provide a humanistic/cultural vision to other sciences or methods.
  • E02 - Ability to use methods and techniques specific to human sciences.
  • E05 - Ability to evaluate social issues linked to cultural diversity.
  • E09 - To understand the limits and forms of intercultural communication.
  • E10 - Ability to define research topics which can contribute knowlege and contribute to cultural debate.
  • E11 - Ability to interpret data and relate it to appropriate theories.
  • E22 - To acquire knowledge of and the ability to use data collection instruments (biliographic catalogues, inventory archives, documentary sources, electronic sources, etc).
  • E23 - Ability to use computer resources and techniques to produce essays on cultural topics.
  • E24 - Ability to present the results of research project in accordance with the standards of each subject area.
  • E26 - Ability to read and write texts in one's own language and other languages, as well as transcribe, summarise and categorise pertinent information.
  • E27 - Ability to work in multicultural contexts.
  • E28 - Ability to organise complex cultural information coherently.
  • E30 - Ability to define cultural research topics which can contribute to the improvement and innovation of society.
  • E31 - To pass on knowledge and good practices to other sectors.
  • E32 - Ability to manage cultural heritage conservation projects
  • G01 - To analyse and interpret social and cultural environments to identify need, opportunities, weaknesses and strenghts..
  • G02 - To lead, cooordinate and form part of interdisciplinary work teams.
  • G03 - To search for and/or administer economic resources within the framework of an institution or company, or a cultural programmes, project or service.
  • G04 - To know how to communicate, encourage and mediate between the various agents involved in a cultural project, programme or service.
  • G05 - To act responsibly and produce high-quality, rigorous and efficient work that benefits society.
  • G06 - To demonstrate an ability to be open and flexible with regards to cultural and socil diversity.
  • G07 - To know how to apply and adapt to new technologies in processes of cultural management, production and dissemination.
  • G08 - Ability to carry out research.
  • G09 - Creativity, inititiative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • G10 - Management of ICT skills, organisation and information management.

Learning outcomes

-The student writes research reports.

-The student prepares a research project.

-The student selects and summarises specific documentation.

-The student connects concepts of diverse subjects and works them in a transverse way.

-The student uses ICT.


The student must carry out his/her Final Degree Thesis under the supervision of his/her tutor, based on the research project written in Research I and approved by the Faculty Board.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Tutorials (individual or in a group)
15E02 E10 E22 E23 E24 E26 E28 E30 E31 G01 G02 G04 G05 G06 G08 G09 G10
Seminars and workshops (text analysis, debates, sessions with specialists, oral project presentations, etc.)
10E01 E05 E09 E11 E27 E32 G03 G07 G11

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

The final grade of the Final Degree Thesis is established according to the following criteria: 50% evaluation by the Thesis tutor and also of the Thesis drafting process (as recorded in the minutes of the follow-up meetings) and 50% grade of the public presentation, awarded by the examining board.

Bibliography and resources

ACOSTA, Luis E. (1978): Guía práctica para la investigación y redacción de informes, Barcelona: Paidós
BELMONTE, Manuel (2002): Enseñar a investigar: orientaciones prácticas, Bilbao: Mensajero
BELL, Judith (2002): Cómo hacer tu primer trabajo de investigación, Barcelona: Gedisa
BLAXTER, Lorraine; HUGHES, Christina i TIGHT, Malcolm (2001): Cómo se hace una investigación, Barcelona: Gedisa
BUNGE, Mario (1985): La investigación científica: su estrategia y su filosofía, Barcelona: Ariel
CARDOSO, Ciro F.S. (1982): Introducción al trabajo de la investigación histórica: conocimiento, método e historia, Barcelona: Crítica
CHALMERS, Alan F. (1992): La ciencia y cómo se elabora, Madrid: Siglo XXI
CLANCHY, John i BALLARD, Brigid (2000): Cómo se hace un trabajo académico: guía para estudiantes universitarios, Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza
COROMINA, E., CASACUBERTA, X. i QUINTANA, D. (2000): El treball de recerca: procès d’elaboració, memoria escrita, exposició oral i recursos, Vic: Eumo

MUDROVCIC, María Inés (2005): «El valor de la narrativa historiográfica en los procesos de interacción social y comunicación», a: Historia, narración y memoria: los debates actuales en filosofía de la historia, Madrid: Akal, pp. 88-98
MUÑOZ, Gemma i LÓPEZ, Alonso (2003): Técnicas de investigación en     ciencias humanas, Madrid: Dykinson
ORNA, Elisabeth i STEVENS, Graham (2001): Cómo usar la información en trabajos de investigación, Barcelona: Gedisa
ORTIZ, Frida Gisela i GARCÍA, María del Pilar (2008): Metodología de la investigación: el proceso y sus técnicas, México DF: Limusa
QUESADA, José (1987): Redacción y presentación del trabajo intelectual: tesinas, tesis doctorales, proyectos, memorias, monografías, Madrid: Paraninfo
QUIVY, Raymond i CAMPENHOUDT, Luc van (1997): Manual de recerca en Ciències Socials, Barcelona: Herder
RIGO, E. i GENESCA, G. (2000): Tesis i treballs: aspectes formals, Vic: Eumo
SIERRA BRAVO, Restituto (1994): Tesis doctorales y trabajos de investigación científica, Madrid: Paraninfo

THUILLIER, Guy i TULARD, Jean (1989): Cómo preparar un trabajo de historia: métodos y técnicas, Barcelona: Oikos-tau
WALKER, Melissa (2000): Cómo escribir trabajos de investigación, Barcelona: Gedisa

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