SOC920a Dissertation Thesis Seminar I

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 20 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. Martin Kreidl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Pospěch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Martin Kreidl, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Presentation of parts of analysis, findings or theories as well as critical discussion of (a segment) of dissertation theses with colleagues. Students get feedback both from the lecturer and from his/her colleagues.
Learning outcomes
After successfully passing the course, student will be able to discuss, evaluate, rate.
  • Students enroll in this course twice (under codes SOC920a and SOC920b), typically in the 2nd and 3rd year. Students present parts of their dissertations and/or papers based on their dissertation research and these presentations are then followed by the group discussion (active participation is one of the course requirements). Dates of the sessions are scheduled by the lecturer at the beginning of semester. The number of sessions depends on the number of enrolled students (it is usually 3 session per semester).
    recommended literature
  • Studenti/studentky pracují s vlastními texty, částmi budooucí disertace
  • VAN MAANEN, John. Tales of the field : on writing ethnography. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xx, 216. ISBN 9780226849645. info
  • BECKER, HOWARD S. Telling about Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. info
  • BECKER, Howard S. and Pamela RICHARDS. Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xiv, 197. ISBN 9780226041322. info
  • BECKER, Howard S. Tricks of the trade : how to think about your research while you're doing it. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. xi, 232 s. ISBN 0-226-04123-9. info
  • What is a case? : exploring the foundations of social inquiry. Edited by Charles C. Ragin - Howard S. Becker. New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1992. viii, 242. ISBN 9780521421881. info
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  • Students work with their own dissertation chapters/ papers
Teaching methods
Sessions are based on presentations followed by discussions over presented chapters of the dissertation thesis. Seminars are held in Czech and also in English depending on who is enrolled.
Assessment methods
The evaluation is based upon the attendance and active participation of students in discussions.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019.
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