Research Methods

6-10 July 2020

Target audience


Elegible for Erasmus + Staff Mobility for Training

Course description

Aims of the course: Provide an introduction to the writing of scientific assignments.

Course programme

  1. Objectives and global structure of a scientific assignment;

  2. Preparation of scientific documentation;

  3. Development of scientific analysis habits, namely using quantitative and qualitative methodologies for data collection and analysis;

  4. Individual and group assignments using support software (e.g. EndNote, NVivo, SPSS, R).


Rui Carreira is a collaborative new product-service (namely ICT based) systems’ development PhD Researcher involving users and other interested parties. He holds a PhD in Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (2012) within the MIT – Portugal Program at the University of Porto. He is Coordinator of the degrees “Information Technology, Web and Multimedia” and “Multimedia Design and Digital Games” at Instituto Politécnico da Maia (IPMAIA).

Course fee and registration

Before 31 March: 265 € 

After 1 April: 300€

Registration deadline- Registration Form

1 May. (Fees include lunch at IPMAIA + one convivial dinner + 1 cultural activity)


mo – Fri 9h00 – 13h00


IPMAIA is available to provide support with accommodation upon request

Min. /Max. no. of participants

Min. 10 Max. 20 (Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)


Polytechnic Institute of Maia – IPMAIA contact