FSS:PSYb1940 Introduction to qualitative re - Course Information
PSYb1940 Introduction to qualitative researchFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- PhDr. Roman Hytych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
- ! PSY194 Introduction to qualitative research
The course has no formal prerequisites. Students are recommended to enroll in it in the second year of their studies.
- 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 18 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The goal of the course is to introduce students into qualitative approach to psychological research. The course is focused on the thematic analysis, which is regarded as a basic approach in qualitative research. Emphasis is put on the training of practical analytical skills.
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of this course, students will be able to :
- explain and apply the qualitative mode of reasoning in psychological research
- formulate a research question and develop a protocol for a semi-structured interview
- perform a basic analysis of the data
- formulate and present the resultant themes
- 1. Introduction to quqlitative research, main approaches, thematic analysis. Formulation of a research question and its role in the research project.
- 2. Sample recruitment and data collection/creation. Conducting a research interview. Data transcription. Informed consent.
- 3. Methods of coding in the thematic analysis. The choice of an epistemological perspective and its consequences for the analysis.
- 4. The development and formulation of themes, writing a research report. Working with literature in qualitative analysis. Enhancing validity through researchers' consensus and participants' feedback. Variations of the thematic analysis.
- required literature
- Braun, V., Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3, 77–101.
- MIOVSKÝ, Michal. Kvalitativní přístup a metody v psychologickém výzkumu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2006. 332 s. ISBN 9788024713625. info
- Teaching methods
- Lectures, exercises, discussions, homework assignments, feedback.
- Assessment methods
- Students are evaluated on the basis of a semestral paper and a written exam.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- The course is taught annually.
- Teacher's information