dc4002 Quantitative Research Methodology

Faculty of Sports Studies
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Jiří Zháněl, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jiří Zháněl, Dr.
Department of Kinesiology - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Kinesiology - Faculty of Sports Studies
Timetable of Seminar Groups
dc4002/01: Thu 1. 4. 11:30–14:50 Virtuální místnost, Thu 8. 4. 11:30–14:50 Virtuální místnost, Thu 15. 4. 11:30–14:50 Virtuální místnost
Prerequisites and co-requisites Basic orientation in methodology of quantitative final thesis and methods of statistical data processing at the dissertation level.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basic principles and characteristics of quantitative research, to identify differences between quantitative and qualitative approaches and to enable students to orientate themselves in quantitative research methods necessary to create their own project.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to characterize and apply (1) basic concepts: science, scientific research, types of research, scientific work, structure of scientific work, literary research, etc. (2) To develop a project of quantitative research in accordance with methodological principles, to adequately use data analysis methods (descriptive and analytical statistical methods).
  • General structure of scientific work
  • Quantitative / qualitative research
  • Research options (methods)
  • Research problem, research question
  • Research objective, hypotheses
  • Research Methods (Measurement Procedures)
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • HENDL, Jan and Jiří REMR. Metody výzkumu a evaluace. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2017. 372 stran. ISBN 9788026211921. info
  • PUNCH, Keith. Úspěšný návrh výzkumu. Translated by Jan Hendl. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál, 2015. 230 stran. ISBN 9788026209805. info
  • ZHÁNĚL, Jiří, Vladimír HELLEBRANDT and Martin SEBERA. Metodologie výzkumné práce - skripta v PDF ke stažení (Research methodology - University textbook [PDF]). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Fakulta sportovních studií, 2014. 66 pp. 1. ISBN 978-80-210-6857-5. URL info
  • ZHÁNĚL, Jiří. Statistické metody v kinantropologie a antropomotorice (Statistical Methods in Kinantropologie and Anthropomotorics). In Hendl Jan a kol. Statistika v aplikacích. první. Praha: Portál, s. r. o., 2014. p. 343 - 357. ISBN 978-80-262-0700-9. URL info
  • HENDL, Jan. Statistika v aplikacích. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2014. 455 stran. ISBN 9788026207009. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Přehled statistických metod : analýza a metaanalýza dat. 4., rozšířené vyd. Praha: Portál, 2012. 734 s. ISBN 9788026202004. info
  • Research methodology for sport and exercise science : a comprehensive introduction for study and research. Edited by Herbert Haag. 2nd ed. Berlin: Logos, 2010. 449 s. ISBN 9783832524999. info
Teaching methods
Block seminar, text work, group teaching, project teaching, e-learning
Assessment methods
Exam: oral defense of a quantitative research project, project evaluation in terms of structure and content, written test.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin/semestr.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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