SPP119 Qualitative Research

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2014
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Jiří Winkler, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Žižlavský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Pavel Navrátil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniela Jaklová Střihavková (assistant)
Bc. Lucie Mořkovská, DiS. (assistant)
Mgr. Lucie Růžičková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Winkler, Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 8:00–9:30 P21
Prerequisites (in Czech)
SPP118 Quantitative Research || SPP315 Methodology of Science || SOC106 Methodology of Social Sciences || SOC706 Methodology of social sciences
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: (1)knowledge development of research activities at preparation of social programmes and interventions. Offer (2) gain abilities for preparation and implementation applied research into formulation of social programmes goals. (3) Students take qualification to orient themselves in selected issues and life difficulties.
  • Problems and programmes for each solution. Problem formulation, causal relationship and chain.
  • Theme and research question.Purposes of research and units of analysis.
  • Conceptualization, methodological problems in empirical research: terminology, concepts,methodological principles, hypotheses, logical structure, validity
  • Research strategies and time dimension: Cross-Sectional Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Approximating Longitudinal Studies,Case Studies
  • Experimental Design, Case Studies,
  • preparing the research (theoretical,methodological and organizational problems), questionnaires (classification, logical sequence,phrasing of questions), data verification, validation, analysis and presentation
  • preparation of group project
  • BABBIE, Earl R. The practice of social research [Babbie, 1998]. 8th ed. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1998. xxiv, 465. ISBN 0-534-50468-X. info
  • BRYMAN, Alan. Social research methods. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xiii, 748. ISBN 9780199202959. info
Teaching methods
lectures, homework, group projects, discussion in seminar
Assessment methods
final (group) project, oral exam
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013.
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