VPLn4581 Conceptualization of Master Thesis

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Kotolová, DiS. (assistant)
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D. (assistant)
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
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The course is enrolled in that semester when subject of final work is submitted.
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
On successful completion of the course student will be able to give theoretical reasons to their partial research questions which consist with the research question.
Learning outcomes
Student will provide the objective of the thesis in terms of new knowledge and application of the knowledge in practice, the research question and partial research questions that correspond to the objective of the thesis, and the theoretical arguments behind them.
  • The course is devoted to the following topics and issues:
  • 1. Identifying concepts used in designing the basic research question.
  • 2. Defining concepts consistent with the intended meaning of the basic research question
  • 3. Defining partial research questions and elaborating theoretical arguments supporting their design.
  • 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 learning outcome of the course will be attained by means of following teaching methods: 1. elaborating and giving theoretical reasons to partial research questions by student, 2. individual consultation by thesis supervisor.
Assessment methods
The course is completed by credit which is preconditioned by handing in the first draft of theoretical part of the final work to the thesis supervisor. The draft is assessed in terms of following abilities of the student: 1. defining key theoretical concepts of the final work in accordance with the sense of research question, 2. elaborating as well as give theoretical reasons to partial research questions consistent with research question.
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Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023.
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