VIKBA31 Methodology for Information and Library Studies

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Markéta Krutská (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lucie Galčanová Batista, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Sabina Kubisová
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Fri 9:10–10:45 U34
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
At the end of the course the student will carry out quantitative research by questionnaire. As part of this activity a student compare the benefits and limits of quantitative research against the qualitative one and compare different quantitative research methods; propose a methodology questionnaire; build a research tool in the form of a questionnaire; compute basic statistical values from the data set; interpret the results of the research and write a research report.
  • Repetition of research basics, comparison of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Logic of quantitative research, validity and reliability, the research goal and research questions. Research questions, hypotheses, variables and their operationalization.
  • Creating a questionnaire.
  • Population, research sample and data collection.
  • Coding of uncategorized data, cleaning data file.
  • Frequency domain analysis, classification of the 1st degree, graphs.
  • Central values, standard deviations, confidence intervals.
  • Creation of new variables: recoding, counting, sorting values.
  • Contingency tables.
  • Research report.
  • Other methods of quantitative research.
  • REICHEL, Jiří. Kapitoly metodologie sociálních výzkumů. Praha: Grada, 2009. 192 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3006-6. info
  • MAREŠ, Petr, Ladislav RABUŠIC and Petr SOUKUP. Analýza sociálněvědních dat (nejen) v SPSS (Data analysis in social sciences (using SPSS)). První. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 508 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6362-4. 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
  • HENDL, Jan. Přehled statistických metod : analýza a metaanalýza dat. 4., rozšířené vyd. Praha: Portál, 2012. 734 s. ISBN 9788026202004. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, cooperative learning (workshops), individual tasks
Assessment methods
Individual tasks - it is necessary to accompish all 10 tasks, there is a point penalty for the late submission. Final written exam - 60% of the best result is needed to pass the exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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