Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Social research design inside and outside the academy

Partecipative techniques

Partecipative techniques

The volume “Methodology and participatory techniques. Social research in times of complexities” (Pearson 2022) by Alessandra Decataldo and Concetta Russo will be presented on Wednesday, April 13 at 14.00 at University Central Library (building U6, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo,1 Milano).

The authors will discuss the core topics of the book together with Alberta Giorgi, university professor, and creative methodology expert; they will also discuss the practical implications of the volume- social research design applied to extra academic settings with Erica Melloni, an expert in design and evaluation.

The encounter is for the entire academic community and for all those needing to face the necessity of designing a collaborative and/or participative method. Starting from the European Comunity guidelines “Horizon 2020”, has been asked by funding bodies, both national and international to create social research projects.

Sonia Stefanizzi, Chief director of the Sociology and Social Research Department will introduce the encounter.

Brief profile of the event protagonists

Alessandra Decataldo is an associate professor in the Sociology and Social Research Department. She teaches Social Research Methodology and is a member of the Ph.D. in Analysis of Social and Economic Processes (ASEP) faculty board, She is also a member of the Italian Sociology Association Directive.


Concetta Russo is a Ph.D. in Anthropology and researcher at the Sociology and Social Research Department. She has done ethnographic research in Cuba, Australia, and Italy in the working insecurities field and is interested in visual research.


Alberta Giorgi is a researcher in Cultural and Communicative Processes Sociology at the University of Bergamo. She is the co-founder of CRE.ME (Creative Methods Open Lab). Her research deals with the intersections between politics, genre, and religion. Her latest publication with M. Pizzolati and E. Vacchelli is Metodi Creativi per la Ricerca Sociale (il Mulino 2021).


Erica Melloni deals with the analysis and evaluation of politics and organizations for the public, private and third sector fields where she performs research, counseling, and formation. She is also responsible for the activity and evaluation of Avanzi SpA SB, adjunct professor of Public Policies at the University of Milano-Bicocca and a member of the OIV, MEF, and the Evaluation Unit of the University Napoli.

Enroll in the event

To take part inn the event, use the app Affluences: look for “Università Bicocca. Biblioteca di Ateneo – CuriosaMente”click on Prenota and on Prossima fascia oraria disponibile.

Based on the art. 10 of the rectoral decree, all the participants must have the reinforced Green Pass for Covid -19 and wear the FFP2 mask.


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