dc4003 Qualitative Research Methodology

Faculty of Sports Studies
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Prof. Ing. Dr. Arnold Baca (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jan Hendl, CSc. (lecturer)
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
dc4003/01: Thu 19. 11. 10:40–14:00 Virtuální místnost, Thu 3. 12. 10:40–14:00 Virtuální místnost, Thu 17. 12. 10:40–14:00 Virtuální místnost, J. Hendl, J. Zháněl
Prerequisites and co-requisites Basic orientation in methodology of qualitative 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 the basic principles and characteristics of qualitative research, to identify differences between qualitative and quantitative approaches and to enable students to orientate in qualitative 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 qualitative research work in accordance with methodological principles, to adequately use data analysis methods.
  • Qualitative versus quantitative research Research problem and research questions Variants of qualitative research Selection of units examined Methods of data collection (eg interview, participating observation) Data processing - methods and techniques of text analysis and coding Project processing and presentation
  • 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
  • Educational research : quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches. Edited by Burke Johnson - Larry B. Christensen. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2012. xxvi, 621. ISBN 9781412978286. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Kvalitativní výzkum : základní teorie, metody a aplikace. 3. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2012. 407 s. ISBN 9788026202196. 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
  • ŠVAŘÍČEK, Roman and Klára ŠEĎOVÁ. Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2007. 377 stran. ISBN 9788073673130. info
  • NEUMAN, William Lawrence. Social research methods : qualitive and quantitative approaches. International edition. Boston: [Allyn & Bacon], 2003. viii, 584. ISBN 0205353118. info
Teaching methods
Block seminar, text work, group teaching, project teaching, e-learning
Assessment methods
Exam: oral defense of a qualitative research project, project evaluation in terms of structure and content, written test.
Language of instruction
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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