ZURd0004 Methodologies of media and journalism studies

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Jakub Macek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. David Šmahel, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Charles Michael Elavsky, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Alena Macková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Macháčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. David Šmahel, Ph.D.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Bc. Pavlína Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Media Studies and Journalism - Faculty of Social Studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course has the form of regular seminar sessions, where students discuss methodology-related topics related to both media and journalism studies and, more directly, to their doctoral thesis themes. For each seminar the student is expected to do readings reflecting a particular field of methodology. The reading will be critically assessed and discussed in seminars. Particular approaches to methodology will be determined at the beginning of the semester, so as to correspond to the students’ dissertation topics. At least one area of qualitative methodology (e.g. thematic analysis, anchored theory) and one area of quantitative methodology (e.g. content analysis, advanced statistical analysis) will be covered in the course. Seminars will also be augmented by presentations from other teachers and experts in the field of methodology. In seminars the student is expected to demonstrate an understanding of covered issues.
Learning outcomes
The course develops learning outcomes No.1, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Syllabus
  • The course has the form of regular seminar sessions with discussion of methodology-related topics related to both the media and journalism studies and, more directly, to students’ dissertation topics. The student is expected to demonstrate an understanding of the topic. Knowledge acquired by the student will be assessed at the end of the course during the final colloquium.
Literature
  • Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2017). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Sage publications.
  • CRESWELL, John W. Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2013. xxi, 448. ISBN 9781412995306. info
  • The SAGE handbook of online research methods. Edited by Nigel Fielding - Raymond M. Lee - Grant Blank. London: Sage, 2008. xvi, 370. ISBN 9781412922937. info
Teaching methods
Seminar
Assessment methods
Colloquium
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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