PG51A83 Qualitative research

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. et Mgr. Bc. Zuzana Šalamounová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Klára Šeďová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Thu 10:00–11:40 B2.43
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 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/10, only registered: 1/10, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/10
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide a theoretical and practical introduction to qualitative research methodology and the possibilities of its application in educational sciences. Students are first acquainted with the theoretical background of a qualitative paradigm. Subsequently, the procedure for a qualitative research survey is discussed in detail and in partial steps. Students work in groups. Each group chooses their own research question and students in each step work on their own practice research project. During the course, students gradually carry out six seminar assignments that are evaluated on a continuous basis. The final outcome of the course is preparation of a research report and its defence at the final seminar.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will be able to: Understand the philosophical foundations of qualitative research. Identify the research problem appropriate for a qualitative research survey. Correctly formulate a research question suitable for qualitative research. Adequately plan research design. Design a semi-structured in-depth interview scheme and conduct an interview using this scheme. Apply basic analytical techniques: open coding, categorization, analytical storytelling. Interpret interview data. Write a research report summarizing their own research survey and its results.
  • 1. The theoretical and methodological basis of qualitative research 2. The possibilities and limits of qualitative research 3. Qualitative research design 4. Phases of qualitative research and their planning 5. Techniques of data collection 6. Conducting and recording an interview 7. Qualitative data analysis: open coding 8. Qualitative data analysis: preparing an outline of an analytical story 9. Qualitative data analysis: interpretation 10. Writing of a research report 11. Criteria of quality in qualitative research
    required literature
  • ŠEĎOVÁ, Klára and Roman ŠVAŘÍČEK. Jak psát kvalitativně orientované výzkumné studie. Kvalita v kvalitativním výzkumu (How to write qualitatively oriented research studies. Quality in qualitative research). Pedagogická orientace, Brno: Česká pedagogická společnost, 2013, vol. 23, No 4, p. 478-510. ISSN 1211-4669. doi:10.5817/PedOr2013-4-478. Full text info
  • ŠVAŘÍČEK, Roman and Klára ŠEĎOVÁ. Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách: pravidla hry (Qualitative Research in Educational Sciences: Game Rules). Další autor:M.Sedláček,P.Novotný,K.Nedbálková,M.Miková,T.Janík,O.Kaščák,J.Zounek. vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2007. 384 pp. Pedagogika. ISBN 978-80-7367-313-0. URL info
  • HENDL, Jan. Kvalitativní výzkum : základní metody a aplikace. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2005. 407 s. ISBN 8073670402. info
    recommended literature
  • GAVORA, Peter. Sprievodca metodológiou kvalitatívneho výskumu. 2. vyd. Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo UK, 2007. 229 s. ISBN 9788022323178. info
  • MIOVSKÝ, Michal. Kvalitativní přístup a metody v psychologickém výzkumu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2006. 332 s. ISBN 9788024713625. info
  • SILVERMAN, David. Ako robiť kvalitatívny výskum : praktická príručka. Translated by Martin Štulrajter. Bratislava: Ikar, 2005. 327 s. ISBN 8055109044. info
  • HOLLIDAY, Adrian. Doing and writing qualitative research. London: SAGE, 2002. xi, 211. ISBN 0761963928. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar, group work
Assessment methods
6 continuous assignments, final defence of a group research project
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019.
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