PSA_SPP Studious Seminar

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Stanislav Gálik (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Jana Marie Havigerová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Anton Heretik, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Pavel Humpolíček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Martin Jelínek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Helena Klimusová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Irena Komendová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tatiana Malatincová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Katarína Millová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Pavel Moravec, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Čeněk Šašinka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Urbánek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Lubomír Vašina, CSc. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Dalibor Vobořil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
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
Course objectives
Main objectives of the course:
Modelling the process of research preparation;
Formulation of one's own research objectives;
Preparation of a brief review of literature relevant to the issue;
Writing a brief theoretical rationale;
Selection of adequate research methods;
Completion of a concise research proposal.
  • Selection of the topic.
  • Literature review.
  • Research designs.
  • Sampling designs.
  • Research proposal.
  • All students are required to complete three assignments during the course of the semester (see link below):
  • 1. First research topic proposal
  • Basic description and framing of the research topic
  • Rationale
  • List of (around 5) most important sources
  • 2. Conceptual model of the study, construct definition and construct operationalization
  • Definitions of the constructs explored in the context of the theory (citing all sources used)
  • Description and rationale of the conceptual model of the study derived from theory (how should the constructs be related and why)
  • Research questions
  • Operationalizations of the constructs: Which methods are generally used, and which the student finds most appropriate and why (critical discussion)
  • Hypotheses (if appropriate)
  • Complete list of references appropriately cited
  • 3. Complete first version of the research proposal - the proposal must include:
  • Appropriate title
  • Concise description and rationale of the research topic
  • Theoretical background and rationale - a concise summary of most relevant theories and research done in the area, including adequate definitions of the constructs and review of methods used for construct operationalization. All sources must be cited according to the appropriate citation standards.
  • Derivation of the conceptual model of the study from theory, including a well-reasoned description of the relationships between the constructs.
  • Research questions and a brief rationale of the basic methodological choice (e.g. experiment, longitudinal design, qualitative research, etc.)
  • Research hypotheses (if applicable)
  • Sampling and sample description
  • Description of research methods
  • Description of research design /procedure (depending on research type)
  • Brief proposal of data analysis
  • Complete list of references
  • The final version of the research proposal will be submitted both electronically and in a hard copy as a part of the PSA_0PP course.
  • Úvod do metodologie psychologického výzkumu :jak zkoumat lidskou duši. Edited by Ján Ferjenčík - Petr Bakalář. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2000. 255 s. ISBN 80-7178-367-6. info
  • KERLINGER, Fred N. Základy výzkumu chování : pedagogický a psychologický výzkum. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1972. 705 s. info
Teaching methods
Students are required to register in one of the offered seminar groups according to the selected supervisor. Individual consultations with the supervisor are a matter of mutual agreement. All students have to follow the instructions of their supervisors regarding the time and content of the consultations, as well as specific tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Apart from attending individual consultations, students are required to submit three compulsory preliminary assignments as described above in the supplementary electronic course in the ELF. All submissions must be on time as specified by the instructions. Submissions are monitored centrally, but the content is checked and discussed by the supervisors individually. Each submission should also be discussed with the supervisor.
Assessment methods
Discussion with the supervisors, readings, individual supervisor assigments, and research proposal completion and submission.
It is COMPULSORY to complete and submit all three preliminary assignments electronically on the due dates, regardless of the supervisor's further requirements and instructions.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every week.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, 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.
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