Course: Methodology of pedagogicalpsychology research

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Course title Methodology of pedagogicalpsychology research
Course code KPSY/MPPZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Stuchlíková Iva, prof. PaedDr. CSc.
  • Hošpesová Alena, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Vaněčková Olga, PhDr.
  • Nohavová Alena, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vítečková Miluše, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Najmonová Marie, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Pedagogical researc 2. The wording of the research problem, the research objectives, research questions and hypotheses, the criteria of scientific inquiry, validity, reliability 3. Quantitative and qualitative research 4. Quantitative Methods (questionnaire, observation) 5. Quantitative Methods (standardized interview, content analysis) 6. Qualitative methods (the observation, standardized interview) 7. Interpretation of data-coding 8. Didactical tests, standardized tests, intelligence tests, sample tests 9. Projective techniques 10. Sociometrie 11.Content analysis: gender correctness of textbooks, evaluation of textbooks in terms of difficulty 12.Experiment (method, examples of experiments) 13. +14. Presentation of the work of students

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim is develop and practically apply the knowledge gained in the Bachelor's metodology. Content of course: the formulation of research problem and hypothesis and how to choose an appropriate method for its verification. How to make a representative research sample and how to control and minimize error variance. Choosing qualitative and quantitative methods and variable quantity. Testing differences between them. Parametric and nonparametric statistics. Research projects poor and good. Experimental research and ex post facto research. A natural laboratory research, field investigations. Samples collected with regard to the history of psychology (research perception, problem solving, social relations, etc.). Problems of reliability and validity. Observation and its methods (for example, Flanders interaction-analysis system applied to the educational situation). Test methods and range. Projective methods. Sociometry. Instrumentation methods. Working with the client - directive and undirective approach. Ethics in educational work.
Student knows the basic research methods and techniques and can be applied to specific examples.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Student performance assessment

1. Investigation of professional literature, 2. processing research using one of these techniques a) questionnaire survey b) qualitative observations c) qualitative interview d) the content analysis of textbooks
Recommended literature
  • Atkinson, R.L., Atkinson, R.C., Smith, E.E., Bem, D.J.:. Psychologie. Praha, Victoria Publishing. 1995.
  • Ferjenčík, J.:. Úvod do psychologického výzkumu. Jak zkoumat lidskou duši. Praha: Portál. 2000.
  • Kerlinger, F.N.:. Základy výzkumu chování. Praha, Academia. 1982.
  • MIOVSKÝ, M.:. Kvalitativní přístup a metody v psychologickém výzkumu. Praha : Grada Publishing, 2006.
  • Říčan, P.:. Úvod do psychometrie. Bratislava, Psychodiagnostické a didaktické testy. 1977.
  • Strauss, A., Corbinová, J.:. Základy kvalitativního výzkumu.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Common module (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter