JLKDR_2001 Methodology of philological research 1

Faculty of Education
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Iva Meitnerová (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Rudolf Šrámek, CSc., dr. h.c. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jana Marie Tušková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Milena Šubrtová, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Petra Rozbořilová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
The course inducts students into scientific thinking that is essential for successful designing, implementing and evaluating of a linguistic research. The course requirement is an ability to apply basic knowledge of methodology of a linguistic research that students acquired within their Master's studies.
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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to mediate the core of a scientific theory to students and to activate their scientific thinking. Students are able to think critically about possibilities of research theories, approaches and methods in linguistics. They are able to formulate a research problem and a research aim. They use methodological research tools and procedures actively and they are able to use them effectively while solving the particular issue. They are able to interpret the ascertained linguistic phenomena and to analyse mentally with the aim to summarize research conclusions. Students are able to apply acquired knowledge and abilities when creating quality expert texts and when presenting them.
  • 1. Science and human learning.
  • 2. Trends of social studies development.
  • 3. Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in science.
  • 4. Character and kinds of scientific work.
  • 5. Research as a way of implementation of scientific work. Kinds of a linguistic research.
  • 6. Methods of a linguistic research – observation and confrontation, analysis and synthesis, experiment, forming, analytical-comparative method, linguistic-geographical method, questionnaire method, mathematical-statistical methods and the like.
  • 7. Quantitative research.
  • 8. Possibilities of using methods and techniques of a quantitative research for investigation of linguistic data. Research results processing and interpreting.
  • 9. Ethic side of creation of scientific texts.
    required literature
  • JUSZCZYK, Stanisłav. Metodológia empirických výskumov v spoločenských vedách. Bratislava: Iris, 2003, 137 s. ISBN 80-89018-13-0.
  • FAJKUS, Břetislav. Filosofie a metodologie vědy: Vývoj, současnost a perspektivy. Praha: Academia, 2005, 368 s. ISBN 80-200-1304-0.
  • HENDL, Jan. Přehled statistických metod : analýza a metaanalýza dat. Páté, rozšířené vydán. Praha: Portál, 2015. 734 stran. ISBN 9788026209812. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Statistika v aplikacích. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2014. 455 stran. ISBN 9788026207009. info
  • GAVORA, Peter. Sprievodca metodológiou kvalitatívneho výskumu. 2. vyd. Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo UK, 2007. 229 s. ISBN 9788022323178. info
  • ČMEJRKOVÁ, Světla, František DANEŠ and Jindra SVĚTLÁ. Jak napsat odborný text. Vydání první. Praha: Leda, 1999. 255 stran. ISBN 8085927691. info
  • ČERMÁK, František. Základy lingvistické metodologie :nástin hlavních principů na pozadí obecné teorie vědy. 1. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 1993. 98 s. ISBN 80-7066-551-3. info
    recommended literature
  • PUNCH, Keith. Úspěšný návrh výzkumu. Translated by Jan Hendl. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál, 2015. 230 stran. ISBN 9788026209805. info
  • ČECHOVÁ, Marie, Marie KRČMOVÁ and Eva MINÁŘOVÁ. Současná stylistika. Vydání první. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2008. 381 stran. ISBN 9788071069614. info
  • BLANÁR, Vincent. Vlastné meno vo svetle teoretickej onomastiky. [Bratislava]: Slovenská jazykovedná spoločnosť pri SAV, 2008. 77 s. ISBN 8096757490. info
  • Encyklopedický slovník češtiny. Edited by Petr Karlík - Marek Nekula - Jana Pleskalová. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2002. 604 s. ISBN 80-7106-484-X. info
  • BENČO, Jozef. Metodológia vedeckého výskumu. Bratislava: Iris, 2001. 194 s. ISBN 8089018270. info
  • POPPER, Karl R. Logika vědeckého bádání. Translated by J. C. B. Mohr. 1. vyd. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1997. 617 s. ISBN 8086005453. info
  • PARTEE, Barbara H., Robert E. WALL and Alice ter MEULEN. Mathematical methods in linquistics. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993. xxii, 664. ISBN 90-277-2245-5. info
    not specified
  • OAKES, Michael P. Statistics for corpus linguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998. xvi, 287 s. ISBN 0-7486-0817-6. info
Teaching methods
lecture, theoretical preparation, discussion on topics, discussion on methodology of dissertation, presentation of a dissertation project
Assessment methods
Course credit. Credit requirements: a student presents and defends a research project as a starting point of a dissertation (it includes procession of a study survey and a proposal of an intended research).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020.
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