ISKM04 Bachelor Thesis Seminar: Methodology of LIS

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Mgr. Pavlína Mazáčová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Michal Černý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Martin Krčál, DiS., Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. David Lacko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Marek (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Sellner Novotný (lecturer)
Mgr. Čeněk Šašinka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Pavla Vizváry, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Ladislava Zbiejczuk Suchá, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Simona Kramosilová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 Virtuální místnost
Knowledge of the basics of research methodology (in the range of subject ISKB15 Bachelor Thesis Seminar: LIS Methodology)
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
there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Within the course the students will get acquainted with various paradigms, potential thematic areas of diploma theses and the following research methods used in LIS, which can be used as inspiration in the preparation of the diploma thesis project. At first, different approaches to defining the goal of work (with emphasis, but not limited to the research goal) will be presented and awareness of the purpose of its work will be discussed. Consequently, the aproach (paradigm) will be introduced and practical examples of previously conducted research will be presented, where attention will be focused primarily on the processing procedure.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- justify the setting of research design for his or her own work;
- describe advantages and limits of various research methods in LIS;
- carry out data collection and processing within his or her own research;
- describe his or her own research within the scope of the diploma thesis
- prepare thematic annotated research as preparation for the next phase of writing the diploma thesis.
  • 1. Paradigms in LIS. Current topics of research and applications in LIS focusing on specialization developed at DISL FA MU.
  • 2. Design of information services and philosophy of HCD.
  • 3. An example of research for designing information service in the library.
  • 4. An example of research for designing information service in an electronic environment.
  • 5. Measurement of education.
  • 6. An example of research on information literacy and education.
  • 7. An example of research into the use of technology in education.
  • 8. Research in the literary sciences.
  • 9. An example of literature in the cultural context.
  • 10. An example of philosophical methods.
  • 11. Methods in data and information management.
  • 12. An example of an information audit.
  • 13. An example of datamining.
  • 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, 2015. 508 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6362-4. Projekty Nakladatelství Munipress 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
  • REICHEL, Jiří. Kapitoly metodologie sociálních výzkumů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2009. 184 s. ISBN 9788024730066. URL info
  • ŠEĎOVÁ, Klára and Jiří ZOUNEK. ICT a moc před tabulí (ICT and power in classroom). In Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách. 1st ed. Praha: Portál, 2007. p. 260-286. ISBN 978-80-7367-313-0. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, discussion, reading, reflection of the read scholarly texts
Assessment methods
Active participation in discussion; continuous tasks in the form of reflection of the read texts; creation and successful defense of the final thematic annotated research
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Pouze pro studenty s IV plánem.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024.
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