HEN447 Qualitative research in environmentalism

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Lucie Galčanová Batista, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Bohuslav Binka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Bohuslav Binka, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Bc. Petra Burišková
Supplier department: Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Thu 16:00–19:40 P22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! ENSn4447 Qualitative research &&! NOW ( ENSn4447 Qualitative research )&&(! HEN446 Quantitative research && ! NOW ( HEN446 Quantitative research ) && ( ENS117 Introduction to methodology || ( SOC106 Methodology of Social Sciences && SOC108 Data Analysis with SPSS )))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic approaches, methods and research techniques of qualitative research in the social sciences. It takes form of lectures, reading the basic methodological texts and of practical assignments.
Learning outcomes
Students will not only gain the theoretical knowledge, but also the necessary practical skills to conduct individual qualitative research (interviewing and observation, data management and analysis), as well as to cooperate in small research teams. In addition to the research design students will also get familiar with rules of presentation of the research results and academic writting.
  • Principles of qualitative research Role of theory in qualitative research Research problem and question General approaches to qualitative research, related research techniques and data analysis Observation In-depth Interview Data Analysis Presentation of research findings, research report, written and oral presentation
    required literature
  • CHARMAZ, Kathy. Constructing grounded theory. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Sage, 2014. xxi, 388. ISBN 9780857029133. info
  • SILVERMAN, David. Doing qualitative research. 4th ed. Los Angeles: Sage, 2013. xvii, 470. ISBN 9781446260142. info
  • KAUFMANN, Jean-Claude. Chápající rozhovor. Translated by Marie Černá. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON), 2010. 151 stran. ISBN 9788074190339. info
  • DISMAN, Miroslav. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost :příručka pro uživatele. 3. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 374 s. ISBN 978-80-246-0139-7. info
    recommended literature
  • SEIDMAN, Irving. Interviewing as qualitative research : a guide for researchers in education and the social sciences. 4th ed. New York: Teachers College Press, 2013. xiv, 178. ISBN 9780807754047. info
  • CRESWELL, John W. Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2013. xxi, 448. ISBN 9781412995306. info
  • The Sage handbook of qualitative research. Edited by Norman K. Denzin - Yvonna S. Lincoln. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2011. xvi, 766. ISBN 9781412974172. info
  • ESTERBERG, Kristin G. Qualitative methods in social research. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002. xv, 256. ISBN 9780767415606. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, individual theoretical and practical assigments, group research project and its presentation.
Assessment methods
The ongoing work and preparations for seminars, individual research tasks and group project evaluation.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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