SPR810 Evaluative Research

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Jiří Winkler, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Magda Frišaufová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Josef Horňáček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Suchanec, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, Ph.D.
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 25. 2. 10:45–12:15 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Sat 25. 3. 10:45–12:15 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Sat 13. 5. 10:45–12:15 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
Introduction to the Methodology of Social Studies, Statistical Analysis, Evaluation I
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
  • Social Work (programme FSS, N-SP)
  • Social Work (programme FSS, N-SP, specialization Communal Social Work)
  • Social Work (programme FSS, N-SP, specialization Case Social Work)
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to make analytical activities of topics management of social programmes. Students will formulate a reasoned decisions about research methodology in evaluation process.
Learning outcomes
Describe the basic types (models) of the evaluation research; To propose the application of evaluation research models in different practical contexts of public programs and social interventions; Apply selected research and assessment methods according to the teacher's input
  • Section A
  • Social research and evaluation
  • Standards of evaluation research
  • Theory of social programmes
  • Section B
  • MOdel of political cycle and types of evaluation procedures
  • Social diagnosis
  • Analysis and planning social programmes
  • Monitoring
  • Process evaluation
  • Impact assessment and efficacy of social programmes
  • Section C
  • qualitative and quantitative research strategy
  • Validity testing
  • Utility reinforcement
  • Samples - qualitative and quantitative
  • Data collection in qualitative research strategy (interview, focus group, conversational analysis)
  • P. Rossi et al. Evaluation. A systematic approach. Sage London 1989
  • M.Q. Patton: Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods. SAGE London 2002
  • Chen. H. Theory driven Evaluations . Sage, London 1990
  • EC-DGV, Guidelines for Systems of Monitoring and Evaluation of ESF Assistance in the
Teaching methods
lectures,homework, seminar project, class discussion, reading
Assessment methods
1 writen test, oral exam, essay, seminar thesis. homework, reading,
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2017, recent)
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