Course: Methods and Techniques of Social Research

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Course title Methods and Techniques of Social Research
Course code KCHP/KMESV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Mišovič Ján, RSDr. CSc.
Course content
About circumstances which influence social reality - The survey plan - opening project - The organization of survey - Preparing of sample - Characterization of basic methods and technics of data collection - Standardized and non standardized technics of data collection - Technics connected with interview, ethic of survey - Disccusion about research projects - Analysis of documents, content analysis , case studies - Technics of observation and sociometry - Charakteristics of quantitative surveys

Learning activities and teaching methods
Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses)
Learning outcomes
The subject elucidates the basic research methods and technics in social work and technics of kvantitative and kvalitative charakter - inquire, observation, analysis of documents etc.
he students prepare the project of social research with all main parts and acceptable technic, they interprete classification of I. and. II. level, present basic information about results of survey
Prerequisites
The subject links to wide characterization of sociology and knowledge of main sociological branches.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Interim evaluation

Hand over the project of social survey from some field of social work, orientation in cross tabulation , preparing of information from reserch data.Participation on the exercises 70 per cent.
Recommended literature
  • Disman, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalostí. Praha, 2007. ISBN 9788024619668.
  • Hendl, J. Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat. Praha, 2004.
  • Mišovič J. a kol. Od A do Z ve výzkumech veřejného mínění. Divišov, 2010.
  • Mišovič J. V hlavní roli otázka. Praha, 2001.
  • Zich. F. Úvod do sociologického výzkumu. Praha, 2004.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Teacher of Religion and Ethics (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2015) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer