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Patrícia Ávila
Department of Social Research Methods
Office D3.10
Locker 140
Telephone 217650374
(ext:) 220327
Research Fields
Literacy and competencies
Adult Education
Science and Society
Methodologies and social research methods
Research Group
Education and Science
 PhD in Sociology. Full Professor at ISCTE, where she has taught since 1993. She is currently a member of the Department of Social Research Methods at the School of Sociology and Public Policy and a researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte). Her main areas of research have been: education and adult education; competences, literacy and reading practices; science and society; and research methodologies in the social sciences. She has coordinated and been part of several research projects funded by national and international agencies, private and public organisations. She is the author and co-author of several scientific publications including books, book chapters and articles in indexed journals. She has extensive teaching experience, having coordinated and taught courses in undergraduate, postgraduate, master's and doctoral programmes in the fields of sociology and data analysis in the social sciences. She is currently the Director of Iscte's Doctoral Programme in Sociology, coordinator ... [more info]
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