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Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo

Master in Research Methodology in Social Sciences

Master in Research Methodology in Social Sciences
  • Goals

    The main objective that guides the design of this Master's Program in Research Methodologies in Social Sciences is to train researchers with the necessary knowledge to consistently use the different theoretical approaches, methodological and analytical tools of social sciences, which allow significant contributions to the knowledge of the current Dominican society, providing quality information to solve problems and to guide decision making efficiently. To train researchers with the necessary knowledge to use in a coherent way the different theoretical approaches, the methodological and analytical tools of the social sciences, that allow it to make significant contributions to the knowledge of the current Dominican society, in a global and changing context.

  • Specific objectives

    The graduates of this Master's Program will be endowed with a set of theoretical and practical knowledge that will allow them to conduct social research in the local and regional context with the necessary academic quality, to make a significant contribution in their respective disciplinary areas.

    Strengthen knowledge about the different research designs, the definition of information collection instruments and their subsequent analysis, which confer scientific rigor on social research.

    Develop the skills for managing academic databases, electronic information processing and scientific writing for publications in indexed journals.

    To create a community of knowledge, integrated by academic community, civil society and State, destined to the analysis and reflection on the most current problems of Dominican society and its local and regional contexts, which allows to maintain the links between the production of knowledge and its application in problem solving and policy design.

  • Professional Profile

    The Master's Program in Research Methodologies in Social Sciences is aimed primarily at professionals in the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities; specifically, sociologists, psychologists, economists, marketers, demographers, educators, among others; whose fields of work demand the frequent use of the application of scientific research methodologies and techniques. Although other professionals from different areas of knowledge are not excluded, provided there is a willingness to dedicate the necessary time to combine classroom participation and field practices, or virtual activities.

    The Master's Program in Research Methodologies in Social Sciences is aimed primarily at professionals in the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities; specifically, sociologists, psychologists, economists, marketers, demographers, educators, among others; whose fields of work demand the frequent use of the application of scientific research methodologies and techniques. Although other professionals from different areas of knowledge are not excluded, provided there is a willingness to dedicate the necessary time to combine classroom participation and field practices, or virtual activities.
  • Competences

    • It generates new knowledge through original research, demonstrating methodological mastery, skills and abilities in the academic context and beyond.
    • Master the most important theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of social research and its processes, adapting them to each specific context.
    • Master the most important theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of social research and its processes, adapting them to each specific context.
    • Meet the theoretical frameworks and methods of Social Sciences, which allow you to participate and lead social and interdisciplinary studies with professionals from other areas of knowledge.
    • Applies with scientific rigor the methods and techniques of social research.
    • Analyzes the problems related to development and current globalization processes, as well as the situation in the Caribbean and Latin American region.
    • It exposes the results of social research through digital or written media in scientific journals, in academic and institutional spaces.
    • Design and evaluate public policy programs in different social areas, with attention to the variables and indicators that measure the progress of the process.
    • Design and evaluate public policy programs in different social areas, with attention to the variables and indicators that measure the progress of the process.
    • He leads the teamwork in the design and development of research or projects, whether they are in specific teams of the Social Sciences or multidisciplinary.
    • Participates in the formulation of teaching and research programs at the degree and master's level in Higher Education.
  • Concentrations

    The Master in Research Methodology in Social Sciences contemplates three final concentrations or departures at the option of the participants, which will be developed under the modality of open seminars.

    • Contexts, diversities and social cohesion: To know the most recent theories on studies of local context and globalization, population characteristics, conditions of inequality and social vulnerability among others.
    • Public policies and social participation: To deepen the knowledge of needs diagnoses or baselines, for the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies with the participation of the population.
    • Education, Innovation and technologies: Analyze the teaching-learning processes and their implications in the quality results of pre-university education, as well as the use and application of different pedagogical resources.
  • Professional outings

    People who graduate from the Master's Program in Research Methodologies in Social Sciences will acquire the necessary skills to work in public and private institutions, in management functions of research teams, or as part of these teams, are already destined for research social properly or as part of multidisciplinary teams. In functions of planning and / or design of development programs or projects. Also, in the field of higher education as teachers, the teaching of the methodology itself, or in some of the topics that are part of this program.
  • Professional profile

    In functions of planning and / or design of development programs or projects. Also, in the field of higher education as teachers, the teaching of the methodology itself, or in some of the topics that are part of this program.

    They can perform studies applied as diagnoses or baselines to establish the starting point of a social intervention; cross-sectional or longitudinal studies to evaluate processes; ex - before or impact market studies to assess the situation of a product in the market or of a new idea in a population; experimental or quasi-experimental studies to measure innovations in different areas of social life; surveys of popularity or electoral preferences; exploratory studies to learn to examine a problem or little known; among others.

    You will be able to prepare different types of research design, recognizing the type of situation or problem that you want to know; develop measuring instruments; and carry out applying the pertinent analysis of the information collected.

    As leaders, they demonstrate an open capacity, with the ability to maintain an open attitude to different perspectives of the same situation, and with a broad sense of social responsibility.

    He is a professional capable of presenting the results of his research in academic, institutional and society spaces in general, through digital or written media in traditional media or in scientific journals; in accordance with ethical and socially responsible values.
  • Requirements

    Admission process in 5 steps:

    1. Complete the online admission form through the following link admisiones.intec.edu.do
    2. Deposit the required documents in the Admissions Unit; Then make the payment of the application for admission and the PAEP test.
    3. Deposit the payment receipt of the PAEP test in the Assessment and Testing Unit.
    4. Attend the preparation workshop to take the PAEP.
    5. Take the PAEP test.

    Admission requirements:

    Dominican graduate of Dominican university

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy of the identity card of both sides.
    • Certification and copy of university degree legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. 
    • Certification and record of original university notes legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. 
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Original birth certificate, certified and legalized.
    • An academic recommendation letter issued by the university of origin or a job recommendation letter, in both cases must be on a sheet stamped and stamped by the issuing institution (only applicable for research-oriented master's degrees).  
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program, minimum 1 page (only applies for research-oriented masters).  
    • PAEP test payment (exonerated presenting the original Master's degree)
    • PAEP test registration
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Dominican graduate of foreign university

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy of the identity card of both sides.
    • Photocopy university degree apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Record of original university notes apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Original birth certificate, certified and legalized.
    • An academic recommendation letter issued by the university of origin or a job recommendation letter, in both cases must be on a sheet stamped and stamped by the issuing institution (only applicable for research-oriented master's degrees).  
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program, minimum 1 page (only applies for research-oriented masters).  
    • PAEP test payment (exonerated presenting the original Master's degree)
    • PAEP test registration
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Important notes

    - Documents that are not in Spanish must be translated.
    Legalizations
    • Member countries of the Hague Convention: If the country of emission belongs to the Hague Convention, it must make the apostille of the documents and their translations into Spanish in the competent institution of that country.
    • Countries that do NOT belong to the Hague Convention: If the country of issue is NOT within the Hague Convention, you must legalize the documents and their Spanish translations at the Dominican Consulate / Embassy of the country where they were issued and then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Dominican Republic.
    • If the translation is done in the Dominican Republic, it must be done by a judicial interpreter and legalized in the Attorney General Office of the Dominican Republic.

    Graduated from INTEC

    • Photocopy of the identity card of both sides.
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • PAEP test payment (exonerated presenting the original Master's degree)
    • PAEP test registration
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Foreigner graduated from a foreign university

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy passport.
    • Photocopy university degree apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Record of original university notes apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Original birth certificate apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • An academic recommendation letter issued by the university of origin or a job recommendation letter, in both cases must be on a sheet stamped and stamped by the issuing institution (only applicable for research-oriented master's degrees).  
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program, minimum 1 page (only applies for research-oriented masters).  
    • PAEP test payment (exonerated presenting the original Master's degree)
    • PAEP test registration
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Important notes

    - Documents that are not in Spanish must be translated.
    Legalizations
    • Member countries of the Hague Convention: If the country of emission belongs to the Hague Convention, it must make the apostille of the documents and their translations into Spanish in the competent institution of that country.
    • Countries that do NOT belong to the Hague Convention: If the country of issue is NOT within the Hague Convention, you must legalize the documents and their Spanish translations at the Dominican Consulate / Embassy of the country where they were issued and then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Dominican Republic.
    • If the translation is done in the Dominican Republic, it must be done by a judicial interpreter and legalized in the Attorney General Office of the Dominican Republic.

    To apply for the tariff in Dominican pesos:
    • You can send a proof of residence issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and that it shows that it is valid for 4 years or more.
    • Foreigners with Dominican parents, must deliver the original birth certificate of any of them.

    Foreigner graduated from Dominican university

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy passport.
    • Certification and copy of university degree legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. 
    • Certification and record of original university notes legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. 
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Original birth certificate apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • An academic recommendation letter issued by the university of origin or a job recommendation letter, in both cases must be on a sheet stamped and stamped by the issuing institution (only applicable for research-oriented master's degrees).  
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program, minimum 1 page (only applies for research-oriented masters).  
    • PAEP test payment (exonerated presenting the original Master's degree)
    • PAEP test registration
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Important notes

    - Documents that are not in Spanish must be translated.
    Legalizations
    • Member countries of the Hague Convention: If the country of emission belongs to the Hague Convention, it must make the apostille of the documents and their translations into Spanish in the competent institution of that country.
    • Countries that do NOT belong to the Hague Convention: If the country of issue is NOT within the Hague Convention, you must legalize the documents and their Spanish translations at the Dominican Consulate / Embassy of the country where they were issued and then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Dominican Republic.
    • If the translation is done in the Dominican Republic, it must be done by a judicial interpreter and legalized in the Attorney General Office of the Dominican Republic.

    To apply for the tariff in Dominican pesos:
    • You can send a proof of residence issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and that it shows that it is valid for 4 years or more.
    • Foreigners with Dominican parents, must deliver the original birth certificate of any of them.

  • Contact

    Postgraduate Promotion Unit:

    Daysi Reyes
    Phone: 809-567-9271 - Ext 369
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    Irene Machado Coordinator
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