VPL118 Quantitative Research

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Miroslav Suchanec, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ondřej Hora, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Josef Horňáček, Ph.D. (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
Tue 18:00–19:40 U32
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! VPLb1118 Quantitative Research && ! NOWANY ( VPLb1118 Quantitative Research )
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
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Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to: frame research problem, formulate research question, and appropriately design empirical research.
  • Base of scientific knowledge. Research process.
  • Operationalisation
  • Quantitative description and quantitative explanation
  • Theory and research
  • Research design: experiment and survey
  • Validity and reliability of research
  • Measuring with a questionary
  • Sampling
  • Secondary data
  • Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost :příručka pro uživatele. Edited by Miroslav Disman. 3. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 374 s. ISBN 80-246-0139-7. info
  • NOWAK, Stefan. Metodologie sociologických výzkumů : obecné problémy. 1. vyd. Praha: Svoboda, 1975. 411 s. info
Teaching methods
Group solution and discussion of tasks.
Assessment methods
Three minor written exams. Final major written exam.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
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Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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