SOC549c Sociological Research: Qualitative Text Analysis and Atlas.ti

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Galčanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Martina Nedomová, DiS. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 17. 9. 12:00–15:40 U34, Tue 1. 10. 12:00–15:40 U34, Tue 15. 10. 12:00–15:40 U34, Tue 29. 10. 12:00–15:40 U34, Tue 12. 11. 12:00–15:40 PC25, Tue 26. 11. 12:00–15:40 PC25, Tue 10. 12. 12:00–15:40 U34
Obligatory course for students in the MA program in Sociology at the Faculty foSocial Studies Masaryk University. Students choose one out of three methodological courses on offer.
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 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 12/10, only registered: 1/10
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to teach students to:
• understand key approaches to text analysis
• interpret texts (documents, conversations, media products, etc.) using a specific analytical approach
• apply theoretical and methodological knowledge for analysis of already existing documents
• improve writing skills
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- identify and summarize key features of various methods of text analysis
- apply analytical principles to the interpretation of text
- analyze and interpret already existing documents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Working with bibliographic software and electronic sources
  • 3. Content analysis
  • 4. Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis
  • 5. Grounded theory (program Atlas.ti)
  • 6. Discourse analysis
  • 7. Critical discourse analysis
  • Methods of critical discourse studies. Edited by Ruth Wodak - Michael Meyer. 3rd edition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2016. ix, 256. ISBN 9781446282410. info
  • The discourse studies reader : main currents in theory and analysis. Edited by Johannes Angermüller - Dominique Maingueneau - Ruth Wodak. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014. vii, 417. ISBN 9789027270184. info
  • FAIRCLOUGH, Norman and Isabela FAIRCLOUGH. Political discourse analysis. New York: Routledge, 2012. x, 266. ISBN 9780415499231. info
  • WODAK, Ruth. The discourse of politics in action : politics as usual. Paperback edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. xvii, 252. ISBN 9780230018815. info
  • FAIRCLOUGH, Norman. Critical discourse analysis : the critical study of language. 2nd ed. Harlow: Longman, 2010. 591 s. ISBN 9781405858229. info
  • Handbook of communication in the public sphere. Edited by Ruth Wodak - Veronika Koller. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2010. xx, 462. ISBN 9783110226058. info
  • Qualitative discourse analysis in the social sciences. Edited by Ruth Wodak - Michał Krzyżanowski. First published. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. xi, 216. ISBN 0230019870. info
  • FAIRCLOUGH, Norman. Analysing discourse : textual analysis for social research. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2003. vi, 270. ISBN 0415258936. info
  • Discourse as data : a guide for analysis. Edited by Simeon Yates - Stephanie Taylor - Margaret Wetherell. London: SAGE, 2001. iii, 338. ISBN 0761971580. info
  • FAIRCLOUGH, Norman. Language and power. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 2001. xii, 226. ISBN 0582414830. info
  • Discourse as structure and process : discourse studies: a multidisciplinary introduction. Edited by Teun Adrianus van Dijk. London: SAGE Publications, 1997. xii, 356. ISBN 0803978456. info
  • Gender and discourse. Edited by Ruth Wodak. London: Sage, 1997. ix, 303. ISBN 0761950990. info
  • FAIRCLOUGH, Norman. Discourse and social change. Cambridge, MA: Polity Press, 1992. 259 p. ISBN 9780745612188. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussion, practical exercise in the analytical software, presentation of the results of analysis
Assessment methods
Exercise in the analytical software, writing up analysis based on a chosen methodological approach
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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