Course detail

Scientific research methodology, qualitative research methodology.

FaVU-3MEVPAcad. year: 2018/2019

Lectures from general scientific methodology (focusing on the methods of qualitative research) and examples of concrete research method analyses.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn the methodology of scientific research. They will be able to critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular research methods in relation to their own scientific field of study .

Prerequisites

None.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Miroslav DISMAN, Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha: Univerzita Karlova – Karolinum, 2011. (CS)
James ELKINS (ed.), Artists with PhDs. On the New Doctoral Degree in Studio Art. New Academia Publishing, 2009. (CS)
Umberto ECO, Meze interpretace. Praha: Univerzita Karlova – Karolinum, 2004. (CS)
Uwe FLICK, An Introduction to Qualitative Research. London: Sage, 2006. (CS)
Peter GAVORA, Sprievodca metodológiou kvalitatívneho výskumu. Bratislava: Regent, 2006. (CS)
Jan HENDL, Kvalitativní výzkum. Základní metody a aplikace. Praha: Portál, 2005. (CS)
Kathy CHARMAZ, Constructing Grounded Theory: a practical guide through qualitative analysis. Los Angeles: Sage, 2006. (CS)
Wolfgang ISER, Jak se dělá teorie. Praha: Univerzita Karlova: Karolinum, 2009. (CS)
Konrád Paul LIESMANN, Teorie nevzdělanosti. Praha: Academia, 2009. (CS)
František OCHRANA, Metodologie vědy. Úvod do problému. Praha: Karolinum, 2008. (CS)
Jiří REICHEL, Kapitoly metodologie sociálních výzkumů. Praha: Grada, 2009. (CS)
Lynn RICHARDS, Handling a qualitative data: a practical guide. London: Sage, 2005. (CS)
David SILVERMAN, Ako robiť kvalitatívny výskum. Bratislava: Ikar, 2005. (CS)
Anselm STRAUSS – Juliet CORBINOVÁ, Základy kvalitativního výzkumu. Postupy a techniky metody zakotvené teorie. Boskovice: Albert, 1999. (CS)
Miloslav SYNEK – Helena SEDLÁČKOVÁ – Hana VÁVROVÁ, Jak psát bakalářské, diplomové, doktorské a jiné písemné práce (2. vydání), Praha: Oeconomia, 2007. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures and group tutorials, which immediately follow them, are combined. Relationships between general information about the scientific research methodology sphere and particular subject area between each dissertation are articulated.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Non-letter grade is given upon the submitting of research preparation plan. The plan consists of the basic intended dissertation structure; each chapter is described from the perspective of concrete scientific method that will be applied.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1)Organizational structure of science at Czech universities and in the Academy of Science
2) Character and content of scientific research and its formal attributes; methodology of research evaluation
3) Research methodology - survey of methods which are likely to be used in dissertations written at the FFA
4) Resource gathering, analysis, and interpretation
5) Resources: methods of processing; modes of work in libraries and archives; EIZ; BUT digital library; EBSCO ad; Open Access publishing
6) Scientific research ethics

Aims

Students will learn the methodology of scientific research. They will be able to critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular research methods in relation to their own scientific field of study .

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Mandatory attendance at lectures. Two absences per semester tolerated.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUD Doctoral

    branch VUUP_DK4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme VUD Doctoral

    branch VUUP_DP4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Tuition

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer