ISKB15 Bachelor Thesis Seminar: Methodology of LIS

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020

The course is not taught in Spring 2020

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Ladislava Zbiejczuk Suchá, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Sabina Kubisová
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
ISKB06 Methodology of LIS
Knowledge in the range of ISKB06 Methodology in LIS
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Course objectives
At the end of the course the student will carry out quantitative or quantitative research in his or her bachelor thesis. The subject is practically conceived, students will gradually pass through the process of quantitative research on the example of questionnaire or qualitative research on the example of interviews during the course. With the second approach, they become acquainted with the theoretical and discussion level.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- justify the choice of research design and describe its benefits and limits;
- define a questionnaire and interview methodology;
- create a questionnaire and interview scenario;
- evaluate research data using descriptive statistics and open encoding;
- interpret the research results and describe his or her own research in the bachelor thesis.
  • 1. Research objective, problem, questions. Purpose of research. Importance and procedure literature review.
  • 2. Comparison of quantitative and qualitative research with respect to the research goal. Phases of both approaches. Ethics of research.
  • 3. Population and research sample and entry into the terrain.
  • Qualitative Research
  • 4. Creating an interview scenario.
  • 5. Encoding of qualitative data.
  • 6. Interpretation of qualitative research results.
  • Quantitative Research
  • 7. Variables and their operationalization.
  • 8. Creating a questionnaire and tools for its distribution.
  • 9. Cleaning quantitative data.
  • 10. Descriptive statistics.
  • 11. Interpretation of research results.
  • 12. Research project/application. Research report.
    required literature
  • REICHEL, Jiří. Kapitoly metodologie sociálních výzkumů. Praha: Grada, 2009. 192 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3006-6. info
  • PICKARD, Alison Jane. Research methods in information. Edited by Susan Childs - Elizabeth Lomas - Julie McLeod - Andrew K. Shenton. Second edition. London: Facet publishing, 2013. xxii, 361. ISBN 9781856048132. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, e-learning, group research project, discussion
Assessment methods
Processing the group research project to the level of the research report
Ongoing research presentations procedure
Active discussion at meetings
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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