PGB011 Methods and Techniques of Pedagogical Research

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Petr Hlaďo, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Libor Juhaňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Nicol Dostálová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Karolína Hradilová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Karolína Malíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Barbora Nekardová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ivo Rozmahel (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Vlček (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Petr Hlaďo, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Zelená
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
each even Thursday 8:00–9:40 D22, except Thu 18. 4.
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PGB011/01: each odd Thursday 10:00–11:40 B2.21, N. Dostálová, K. Hradilová
PGB011/02: each odd Monday 16:00–17:40 B2.34, K. Malíková, I. Rozmahel
PGB011/03: each odd Thursday 8:00–9:40 D41, B. Nekardová, J. Vlček
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PGB010 Method. of Educ. Science
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 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 36/40, only registered: 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the study course Methodology and techniques of educational research is to deepen and extend the acquired methodological knowledge and skills with emphasis on planning and preparation of methods and techniques in the frame of educational research project. Students will get acquainted with the classification and specifics of selected research methods and techniques their are used both in quantitative and qualitative research design; acquire the skills to prepare the selected research tools and assess their quality; students will learn to process and analyze the data.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to: propose a methodology for quantitative or qualitative research; to evaluate the strenghts and weaknesses of selected research methods and techniques; prepare interview and questionnaire; perform basic data analysis.
  • Science, scientific research, types of research, phase of empirical research.
  • Quantitative research - specification; variables, hypotheses, testing, verification, operationalization, measurement; sampling.
  • Qualitative research - specification; qualitative research phases, designs; sampling, control of quality.
  • Classification of research methods and techniques; criteria for the choice of methods and techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of questioning - questionnaire, interview, group interview, focus group.
  • Methods and techniques of attitudinal examination - scaling, semantic differential, q-methodology, projective methods.
  • Methods and techniques of edutacional and social interaction - observation.
  • Methods and techniques of interdisciplinary and group relations - sociometry.
  • Experiment in educational research.
  • Content analysis, document analysis.
  • Analysis and interpretation of quantitative data.
  • Analysis and interpretation of qualitative data.
    required literature
  • GAVORA, Peter. Úvod do pedagogického výzkumu. Translated by Vladimír Jůva - Vendula Hlavatá. Druhé, rozšířené česk. Brno: Paido. 261 stran. ISBN 9788073151850. 2010. info
  • KERLINGER, Fred N. Základy výzkumu chování : pedagogický a psychologický výzkum. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia. 705 s. 1972. info
  • ŠVAŘÍČEK, Roman and Klára ŠEĎOVÁ. Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál. 377 stran. ISBN 9788026206446. 2014. info
  • MAREŠ, Petr, Ladislav RABUŠIC and Petr SOUKUP. Analýza sociálněvědních dat (nejen) v SPSS (Data analysis in social sciences (using SPSS)). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 508 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6362-4. 2015. Projekty Nakladatelství Munipress info
    recommended literature
  • CRESWELL, John W. Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. International student editio. Los Angeles: Sage. xxix, 273. ISBN 9781452274614. 2014. info
  • PELIKÁN, Jiří. Základy empirického výzkumu pedagogických jevů. 2. nezměněné vydání. Praha: Karolinum. 270 stran. ISBN 9788024619163. 2011. info
  • CHRÁSKA, Miroslav. Metody pedagogického výzkumu : základy kvantitativního výzkumu. 2., aktualizované vydání. Praha: Grada. 254 stran. ISBN 9788024753263. 2016. URL info
  • DISMAN, Miroslav. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost : příručka pro uživatele. 4. nezměněné vydání. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum. 372 stran. ISBN 9788024619668. 2011. URL info
  • STRAUSS, Anselm and Juliet CORBINOVÁ. Základy kvalitativního výzkumu : postupy a techniky metody zakotvené teorie. Vyd. 1. Boskovice: Albert. 196 s. ISBN 80-85834-60-X. 1999. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Kvalitativní výzkum : základní teorie, metody a aplikace. Čtvrté, přepracované a r. Praha: Portál. 437 stran. ISBN 9788026209829. 2016. info
  • MORGAN, David L. Ohniskové skupiny jako metoda kvalitativního výzkumu. Vyd. 1. Brno: Psychologický ústav Akademie věd. 99 s. ISBN 80-85834-77-4. 2001. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars. The lectures are based mainly on the explanation form, in the seminars there is used individual and group work, problem solving and group project.
Assessment methods
(1) Acive participation in seminars; (2) seminar project - proposal of educational research project and example of data analysis; (3) written exam (the scope for the examination is identical to the syllabus). Requirements and calssification are described in detail in the ELF study system.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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