FSSd0920 Presentation of the academic paper at the international workshop (EUSOC)

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniela Jaklová Střihavková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Blanka Plasová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sirovátka, CSc.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Blanka Plasová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Student has to send an abstract and extended abstract of the paper written in English in following format:
Length of the abstract: 5 – 10 lines, extended abstract 550 – 750 words.
The abstract should characterize the problem and research question in focus, method, key hypothesis and, if possible the main finding(s).
The structure of the extended abstract: the problem, theoretical background, the research question and its relevance in context, hypotheses, methodology, findings (assumptions about findings), conclusions and discussion in a broader context.
What is expected to be done in the abstract:
1) formulation of the research question in clear terms and in a short sentence;
2) brief introduction of the research guiding/sensitizing concepts of the research;
3) explanation of why you have chosen exactly the cases/have collected exactly the data on which you (want to) work;
4) demonstration that the approach / strategy / technique of data analysis that you (want to) use is exactly the one which (a) squeezes (better than any conceivable alternative) the relevant information out of the data collected and (b) is highly probable to allow a clear answer to the research guiding question.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The aim of the school is:
• to equip post-graduate students with excellent theoretical, empiric-analytical and methodological skills in advanced social science research;
• to give post-graduate students of social sciences useful feedback to their thesis from eminent European professors;
• to give post-graduate students an opportunity to compare their work with students from other European universities;
• to establish contact with the best qualified specialists from European Universities; • to produce highly qualified specialists and analysts;
• to secure the integration of Central and Eastern European Graduate Schools into the wider networks of postgraduate studies.
Learning outcomes
Post-graduate students participated in these seminars have an opportunity:
- to presents the partial results of their thesis;
- to get feedback from eminent professors and other students;
- to assess the other students presentations and results of their research.
Participation at the EUSOC seminar enables PhD students to improve the quality of their thesis and could be a useful step in their study and research route.
  • The students have the following obligations: - to produce extended abstract of the papers along the guidelines given in call for papers - to produce the academic paper along the guidelines given in call for papers - to participate at the international workshop where they present their paper - respond to the assessments of the paper by professors of EUSOC and the other participants - assess the paper presented by another researcher/PhD student
Teaching methods
presentation of PhD thesis, group discussion
Assessment methods
Feedback focuses on the methodology and epistemology of student research. Professors provide advice on how to do sound interdisciplinary research. The relevance of the research problem and research question are contextualized within the broader disciplines of contemporary social science.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught only once.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2021.
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