PAM004 Quantitative Research

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Petr Hlaďo, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Sedláček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Petr Hlaďo, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Harvánková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Mon 8:00–9:40 D31
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/20, only registered: 0/20
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
In this practically focused course, students work in teams from choosing a topic, defining a problem and hypothesis, creating observation proceedings or measurement tools to a probe into characteristics of a pre-research where they prove their ability to evaluate data and to elaborate a final report. Furthermore, students individually elaborate reviews on reports of other teams.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course, students are able to demonstrate the main way of doing a quantitative survey.:
- purpose the research project with all the requisites;
- formulate a research problem;
- describe data collection;
- apply analytical procedures;
- write a research report.

The second level is the completion of the knowledge of previous methodological courses. Graduates will be able to recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the researches.
  • 1. The practice of Social research: model of research, data, data analysis.
  • 2. Purposes of research – stadium conducted researches
  • 2. Research problems.
  • 2. Research questions.
  • 3. Methods, participants.
  • 4. Instruments and procedures.
  • 5. Data collecting.
  • 6. Data analysis.
  • 7. Research report.
    required literature
  • BLAIKIE, Norman W. H. Designing social research : the logic of anticipation. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010. ix, 298. ISBN 9780745643380. info
  • PUNCH, Keith. Úspěšný návrh výzkumu. Translated by Jan Hendl. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál, 2015. 230 stran. ISBN 9788026209805. info
  • KERLINGER, Freed N. Základy výzkumu chování : pedagogický a psychologický výzkum : Foundations of behavioral research : educational and psychological inquiry (Orig.). Translated by V. Smékal. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1972. 705 s. 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
    recommended literature
  • ŘEHÁK, Jan and Ondřej BROM. SPSS - praktická analýza dat. 1. vydání. Brno: Computer Press, 2015. 336 stran. ISBN 9788025146095. info
  • FIELD, Andy P. Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics : and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll. 4th edition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2013. xxxvi, 915. ISBN 9781446249178. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat : analýza a metaanalýza dat. Vydání druhé, opravené. Praha: Portál, 2006. 583 stran. ISBN 8073671239. info
    not specified
  • Úvod do metodologie psychologického výzkumu : jak zkoumat lidskou duši. Translated by Petr Bakalář, Illustrated by Ján Ferjenčík. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2010. 255 s. ISBN 9788073678159. info
  • JENSEN, Eric Allen and Charles LAURIE. Doing real research : a practical guide to social research. First published. Los Angeles: Sage, 2016. xxiii, 374. ISBN 9781446273883. info
  • MUIJS, Daniel. Doing quantitative research in education with SPSS. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2011. xv, 247. ISBN 9781849203241. info
  • LAZARSFELD, Paul Felix. On social research and its language. Edited by Raymond Boudon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. vii, 333. ISBN 0226469638. info
Teaching methods
The course is taught as both lectures and seminars. Group work is common as well as essay-writing. Students are encouraged to ask questions about things they do not understand and comment on things they disagree with.
Assessment methods
group project and oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
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