PSY474 Qualitative research methods in psychology

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Ivo Čermák, CSc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Roman Hytych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Kostínková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tatiana Sedláková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Ivo Čermák, CSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Ivo Čermák, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 18:45–20:15 P52
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course critically examines qualitative approaches applied in psychological research. The philosophical foundations of qualitative research; epistemology and ontology are introduced. Major concepts in phenomenology, grounded theory, narrative research, phenomenological research and other approaches are disscussed. The ability of the students to propose research project, i. e. to formulate research problem, research questions, proper research design, and variety of data collection procedures is being stressed. Students should be able to utilize some approaches to analysis and interpretation. Ethical issues are involved as well.
  • 1. Principles of qualitative research. General conceptual framework of qualitative research
  • . 2.Formulation of research problem and research questions with appropriate qualitative approaches
  • . 3. Data creating and sampling strategies
  • . 4. Grounded theory - principles and text analysis
  • . 5. Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis – principles and text analysis
  • . 6. Narrative oriented inquiry (NOI)- principles and text analysis
  • . 7. Discoursive analysis - principles and text analysis
  • . 8. Cooperative and collaborative research
  • . 9. Validity and reliability in qualitative research
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  • MIOVSKÝ, Michal. Kvalitativní přístup a metody v psychologickém výzkumu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2006. 332 s. ISBN 9788024713625. info
  • SILVERMAN, David. Ako robiť kvalitatívny výskum : praktická príručka. Translated by Martin Štulrajter. Bratislava: Ikar, 2005. 327 s. ISBN 8055109044. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Kvalitativní výzkum : základní metody a aplikace. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2005. 407 s. ISBN 8073670402. info
  • CHRZ, Vladimír. Možnosti narativního přístupu v psychologickém výzkumu. 1. vyd. Praha: Psychologický ústav AV ČR, 2007. 152 s. ISBN 9788086174112. info
  • HILES, David and Ivo ČERMÁK. Narrative Psychology. In C. Willig, W. Stainton-Rogers (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Psychology. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapor: Sage Pulications, 2008. p. 147-164, 17 pp. The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Psycholo. ISBN 978-1-4129-0780-4. info
  • ČERMÁK, Ivo, David HILES and Vladimír CHRZ. Narativně orientovaný výzkum: interpretační perspektivy (Narratively-oriented inquiry: interpretive perspectives). In V. Řehan, M. Šucha (ed), Psychologica 37, Sborník z konference Kvalitativní přístup a metody ve vědách o člověku 6. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2007. p. 53-66, 14 pp. ISBN 978-80-244-1813-1. info
  • DANIELOVÁ, Kateřina. Jan Hendl: Kvalitativní výzkum. Základní metody a aplikace. (Jan Hendl: Qualitative Research. Basic Methods and Applications). Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, 2006. info
  • ŠVAŘÍČEK, Roman and Klára ŠEĎOVÁ. Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách: pravidla hry (Qualitative Research in Educational Sciences: Game Rules). Další autor:M.Sedláček,P.Novotný,K.Nedbálková,M.Miková,T.Janík,O.Kaščák,J.Zounek. vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2007. 384 pp. Pedagogika. ISBN 978-80-7367-313-0. URL info
  • ŠVAŘÍČEK, Roman and Klára ŠEĎOVÁ. Učební materiály pro kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogice (Curriculum for Qualitative Research in Education). První. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007. 176 pp. Skripta. ISBN 978-80-210-4359-6. URL info
Teaching methods
lectures, group discussion, group analysis of research text.
Assessment methods
Students are supposed to analyze parts of given text according to GT, IPA, NOI, and DA during the course.
. Exam: At the end of the course they will analyze and interpret whole given reaearch text.
. Expected: 3 partial analysis and exam
. 5 credits
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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