VPLn8898 Thesis Methodology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Žižlavský, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Sat 12. 10. 9:00–15:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
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Students enroll in the subject VPL898 three semesters before the end of standard time of their MA studies. Teaching consists in one day (7 hours) seminar taking part at the beginning of the semester and in individual consulting of stduents with their supervisors. Students submitt individual writings according to the timeschdule during the semester.
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
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Course objectives
1. Students become known with theoretical, methodological and formal expectations of the Department of social policy and social work concerning final works of the students. 2. The second aim of the course is to support students in designing their basic research questions.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to present their basic research question and to explain how the results of final work should promote solution of the specific problem in practice
  • The course is devoted to the following topics and issues:
  • 1. Formal procedure of elaborating final work.
  • 2. The design of final work in terms of research methodology.
  • 3. Designing text of final work.
  • 4. Stating “problem”.
  • 5. Designing basic research question.
  • Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost :příručka pro uživatele. Edited by Miroslav Disman. 3. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000, 374 s. ISBN 80-246-0139-7. info
Teaching methods
The course consists in lectures and group consultations on formulating the problem and defining basic research questions in terms of the problem.
Assessment methods
The course is completed by credit which is preconditioned by handing in the elaborated topic, submitting and acceptance of mutually consistent symbolic, aplication and research goal, and by handing in reasoning of research question.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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