SODR_MSP1 Methodology of Social Pedagogy 1

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/10. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Denisa Denglerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dušan Klapko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Radim Šíp, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Štěpařová
Supplier department: Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
The course is designed as mandatory in the PhD program Pedagogy, specialisation Social Pedagogy.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Analysis of chosen methodological approaches with regard to significance of multifactoral perspective of social phenomena. The subject content is description and explanation of educational reality in the field of social research and also training of methodological skills of the researcher. The methodological approaches chosen for this subject preferably apply to the phase of analyzing research data. However, the subject includes also an explanation of scientificaly correct process of collecting research data.
Students will be able to:
define basic methodological terms and be able to use them;
explain the nature and structure of research methods and approaches chosen for the subject within the scope of the study field;
lay out and interpret realized researches within the study field;
apply methodological skills and knowledge gained from specialized literature on research data;
evaluate significance of the chosen research approaches benefits for theory and practice of the study field;
  • Nomothetics (event causality, historical laws, objectivity, experiment, non-parametric statistics, probability);
  • Basics of quantitative research (corellation, variable, randomization principle, creating and verifying hypotheses, generalization);
  • Idiographic sciences (holistic approach, intuition, construct, subjectivity, relativism, social negotiation);
  • Basics of qualitative research (coding, emic significance, social context, participation of a researcher, saturation of the research data, understanding the individual);
  • Ways of exact thinking and exact language (axiom, postulate, propositional system, abduction, deduction, induction, emergance);
  • Meta theory of science, research problem, normative basis of science, paradigm, research data interpretation, scientific theories (descriptive, experimental, explanative, axiomatic, predictive);
  • Measurement (scales, reliability, validity, average, variance);
  • Types of research (action research, ex-post facto research, etnographic research, evaluation research);
  • Research phases (description, explanation, prediction, evaluation)
    recommended literature
  • WINCH, Peter. Idea sociální vědy a její vztah k filosofii. Translated by Tomáš Suchomel. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2004. 134 s. ISBN 8073250357. info
  • Současná filosofie sociálních věd :multikulturní přístup. Edited by Brian Fay - Jana Ogrocká. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2002. 324 s. ISBN 80-86429-10-5. info
  • BREZINKA, Wolfgang. Východiska k poznání výchovy :úvod k základům vědy o výchově, k filozofii výchovy a k praktické pedagogice. 1. vyd. Brno: L. Marek, 2001. 310 s. ISBN 80-86263-23-1. info
  • DISMAN, Miroslav. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost :příručka pro uživatele. 3. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 374 s. ISBN 9788024601397. info
  • KERLINGER, Fred N. Základy výzkumu chování : pedagogický a psychologický výzkum. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1972. 705 s. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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