SPR898 Thesis Methodology

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Libor Musil, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Olga Hubíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Libor Musil, 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 2. 3. 9:00–15:40 P52
Students enroll in the subject SPR898 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
  • 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
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
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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