I am very happy to announce that I have published a chapter in the new edition of the SAGE manual “Researching Health. 3rd Edition“. The chapter is co-authored with my colleagues Arianna Radin and Elena Spina, the two expert in health research.
In the chapter, we start by analyzing the challenging of sampling in qualitative research, while giving suggestions and recommendations about the four main types of qualitative sampling: quota, purposive, self-selection and snowball sampling.
During the second edition edition of the SISEC School in Giardini di Naxos, I have been invited to give a class about communication of science, with a special focus on social media tools. It has been a great experience and a couple of very amusing hours in which I have discussed why it is important to communicate our scientific results and how we can effectively do it. Students have brilliantly answered with a lot of questions and interest, which made me very happy of their commitment on the issue. (more…)
One of the objectives of the EU Funded project CRESSI was to develop innovative methodological approach to study social innovation in a comparative perspective. Thanks to the collaboration within the Italian team of the project, we developed a report that offers some guidelines to pursue qualitative and quantitative analysis of social innovation.
The report entitled Toolkit: Methodology is available for free download on UAB DDD.
Although it is a very short methodological note about the use of narrations in social sciences, the article “Le narrazioni come metodo di indagine sociologica” is one of my favorites. (more…)