SPRn4405 Evaluative Research

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Jiří Winkler, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Magda Frišaufová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Suchanec, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
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
Thu 14:00–15:40 P52
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
SPRn4405/01: Tue 10:00–11:40 U33, M. Suchanec, J. Vander, J. Winkler
SPRn4405/02: Tue 17. 9. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 24. 9. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 1. 10. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 8. 10. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 15. 10. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 22. 10. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 29. 10. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 5. 11. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 12. 11. 12:00–13:40 U34, Tue 19. 11. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 26. 11. 12:00–13:40 U34, Tue 3. 12. 12:00–13:40 PC25, Tue 10. 12. 12:00–13:40 PC25, M. Suchanec, J. Vander, J. Winkler
Introduction to the Methodology of Social Studies, Statistical Analysis
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 19/60, only registered: 0/60, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/60
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to make analytical activities of topics management of social programmes. Students will formulate a reasoned decisions about research methodology in evaluation process.
Learning outcomes
Describe the basic types (models) of the evaluation research; To propose the application of evaluation research models in different practical contexts of public programs and social interventions; Apply selected research and assessment methods according to the teacher's input
  • Social research and evaluation
  • Standards of evaluation research
  • Theory of social programmes
  • MOdel of political cycle and types of evaluation procedures
  • Social diagnosis
  • Analysis and planning social programmes
  • Monitoring
  • Process evaluation
  • Impact assessment and efficacy of social programmes
  • qualitative and quantitative research strategy
  • Validity testing
  • Utility reinforcement
  • Samples - qualitative and quantitative
  • Data collection in qualitative research strategy (interview, focus group, conversational analysis)
    required literature
  • P. Rossi et al. Evaluation. A systematic approach. Sage London 1989
  • PATTON, Michael Quinn. Qualitative research & evaluation methods : integrating theory and practice. Fourth edition. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE, 2015. xxi, 806. ISBN 9781412972123. info
  • CHEN, Huey T. Practical program evaluation : theory-driven evaluation and the integrated evaluation perspective. Second edition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2015. xix, 443. ISBN 9781412992305. info
    recommended literature
  • Chen. H. Theory driven Evaluations . Sage, London 1990
Teaching methods
lectures, homeworks, individual and group projects, discussion in seminars
Assessment methods
1 writen test, oral exam, essay,final group projects
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.

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