ENS117 Methodological Aspects of Environmental Studies

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2013
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Pavel Klvač (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Bohuslav Binka, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Dana Pantůčková
Supplier department: Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 16:00–17:40 U32
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
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to understand and explain theoretical-methodological principles of environmental research in the area of humanities. It also introduces information on the logic and strategy of empirical exploration, methods and techniques of data collecting. The aim of the course is to contribute to the ability of students to define their own research project.
  • 1. Introduction of course, 2. Science and modernity, 3. Between science and humanities, 4. The social construction of nature, 5. Basics of field research, 6. The qvantitative research, 7. The qualitative research, 8. Public opinion research, 9. Data collection techniques, 10. Planning the project, 11. Presentation of projects I., 12. Presentation of projects II., 13. Final discussion
  • 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
  • EDER, Klaus. The social construction of nature : a sociology of ecological enlightenment. Translated by Mark Ritter. London: SAGE Publications, 1996. x, 243 s. ISBN 0-8039-7848-0. info
  • SILVERMAN, David. Ako robiť kvalitatívny výskum : praktická príručka. Translated by Martin Štulrajter. Bratislava: Ikar, 2005. 327 s. ISBN 8055109044. info
Teaching methods
Teaching methods include lectures, students´ individual work (reading of obligatory literature) and discussions.
Assessment methods
1. Essay (3 pages - the issue will be specified), 2. Written test from the obligatory literature, 3. Seminar work (5 pages - the research project), 4. Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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