Course: Methods and Techniques of Social Research

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Course title Methods and Techniques of Social Research
Course code KCHP/MESV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
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 - The main types of qualitative surveys - Proccessing and data analysis - The possibilities of data presentation Practice : - About basic notions of social research and their relations - Identification- conceptualization- operationalization - The role of hypothesis in survey - The organization of project - The role of pilot study - The preparing of questionnaire an questions - The standardized interview - The checking of reliability and validity of data - Content analysis and sociometry in practise - Qualitative survey and its preferences - Classificaton of data - Preparing of final report

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), 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.
The 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.
Recommended literature
  • Disman, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická ynalost. Praha, 1993.
  • Hendl, J. Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat. Praha, 2004.
  • Mišovič J. a kol. Od A do Z ve výzkumech veřejného mínění. Divišov Orego, 2011.
  • Mišovič J. V hlavní roli otázka. Praha, 2001.
  • Ondrejkovič, P. Úvod do metodológie spoločenskovedného výskumu. Bratislava, 2005.
  • 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): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 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