PSYd0027 Data analysis – qualitative research

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 20 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. Ivo Čermák, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
! PSY027 Data Analysis – Qualitative Research
Master's level knowledge about approaches and methods in qualitative research is expected.
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to deepen students' knowledge about the foundations and methods of qualitative research, as well as their application to a specific problem. The course consists in a revision of the main principles of qualitative research and approaches in qualitative methodology. Emphasis is put on the reflection on epistemological foundations of a project and the correspondence between the chosen epistemology and the practice of research. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the international publication standards in qualitative research in psychology.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to independently design, conduct, and publish a qualitative study. They should be able to justify the chosen approach and reflect on the epistemological foundations and the conceptual framework of the study.
  • - Repetition of the main principles of qualitative research
  • - Epistemological foundations and conceptual framework
  • - Publication standards in qualitative research
    required literature
  • CROTTY, Michael. The foundations of social research : meaning and perspective in the research process. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1998. vii, 248. ISBN 0761961062. info
  • MAXWELL, Joseph Alex. Qualitative research design : an interactive approach. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2013. xi, 218. ISBN 9781412981194. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, discussion
Assessment methods
Presence on the introductory lecture, self-study of the mandatory literature, oral exam.
Language of instruction
Teacher's information
For detailed information, see the Interactive syllabus.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020.
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