HUMB003 Experimental Research

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021

The course is not taught in Spring 2021

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. et Mgr. Eva Kundtová Klocová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Kundt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Cigán, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Kundt, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Ivona Vrzalová
Supplier department: HUME Lab - Experimental Humanities Laboratory - Specialized Units - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 250 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/250, only registered: 0/250, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/250
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course offers the opportunity of practical introduction to experimental research in the humanities and social sciences in the form of active participation. In this way, students are actively acquainted with the various forms of experimentation in the research areas of human cognition and behavior. In the lectures basic concepts and principles of this method are introduced and anchored in the historical context of the development of social and human sciences.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
  • to describe the course of preparation and implementation of the experiment with the help of correct terminology
  • understand the specifics of the experimental method, its advantages and limitations
  • link the historical context of experimentation development in social sciences and humanities with the current form of this methodology
  • distinguish basic types of experiments and their specifics
  • Syllabus
    • (1) Information meeting
    • (2) Lecture: Introduction to experimental research methodology (humanities and social sciences)
    • (3) Lecture: History of experimental research (humanities and social sciences)
    • The dates of the contact meetings and lectures can be found in the detailed syllabus (Study materials> Organizational instructions). Except for these meetings, there are no regular lectures in the course, students receive individually sent invitations and calls for research sessions.
      recommended literature
    • COOLICAN, Hugh. Research methods and statistics in psychology. 6th ed. London: Psychology, 2014. xiii, 773. ISBN 9780203769836. info
    • URBÁNEK, Tomáš, Denisa DENGLEROVÁ and Jan ŠIRŮČEK. Psychometrika: Měření v psychologii (Psychometrics: Measurement in Psychology). Praha: Portál, 2011. 320 pp. ISBN 978-80-7367-836-4. info
    • GOODWIN, C. James. Research in psychology : methods and design. 6th ed. Hoboken: Wiley & Sons, 2010. xxiii, 600. ISBN 9780470522783. info
    • FAJKUS, Břetislav. Současná filosofie a metodologie vědy. Vyd. 2. Praha: Filosofia, 2003. 135 s. ISBN 8070071702. info
    Teaching methods
    - lectures
    - active participation in research projects
    Assessment methods
    For a successful completion of the course, you must earn at least 40 points:
    Points can be earned for:
    - participation in experiments (participation in one experiment = 16 points)
    - fill in (online) questionnaires (fill in one online questionnaire = 8 points)
    - final compulsory test in the exam period (minimum 5 points max 10 points)

    For more details see syllabus (Study materials> Organizational instructions).
    All research projects offered to students to attend are approved by the Ethics Commission. Participants have always the right to withdraw from participation in the experiment without giving any reason and without losing the right to score points for participation (in the case of questionnaires, withdrawal has written form sent to researchers).
    Language of instruction
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    The course is taught each semester.
    The course is taught: every week.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020.
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