AJ34001 Methodology Seminar

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Martina Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objectives of this course include:
1. defining and discussing the subject of methodology in Anglophone literary and cultural studies
2. idenitifying different kinds of methodologies in literary and cultural studies research, and navigating in the process of selecting the best research methodologies for one's PhD project
3. presenting the chosen methodologies in relation to one's individual research projects.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to identify the main methodological principles, relate them to their doctoral research, and justify their choice of a particular research methodology/ies.
  • The course is organized as a series of 3-4 sessions during the semester. Each session will be designed to provide PhD candidates with a relevant background in research methodologies commonly applied in Anglophone literary and cultural studies, as well as to cater for PhD candidates' individual research projects. More detailed description of each session will be available in ELF at the beginning of each semester.
    recommended literature
  • Research Methods for English Studies, Gabriele Griffin, Edinburgh University Press, 2005.
  • Principles of Methodology: Research Design in Social Science by Perri 6 &Christine Bellamy, Sage, 2012.
Teaching methods
group discussions of assigned materials; presentations by invited guests; final presentation by the PhD candidates;
Assessment methods
Students will be assessed based on their performance in the group discussions and their final presentations of research methodologies applied to their research projects.
80% final oral presentation of selected research methodology/ies
20% group discussions
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every other week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: bloková výuka.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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