VIKBA12 Metodology for Library and Information Studies

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. David Lacko (lecturer)
PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 16:00–17:40 B2.43
This course is established for students 2. and higher years.
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
Learning outcome of the course is to acquaint students with basic methods of sociological research, which they could use in writing their own bachelor's or diploma thesis and in his or her information practice. The topics covered are the basic chapters of the research methodology in the social sciences focusing on the LIS and the preparation of quantitative research. The course is not conceived as theoretically complete, but rather as practically oriented.
  • Specificities of research in the social sciences
  • Role of science in LIS, paradigm and approaches in LIS
  • Types of research - experiment, ex-post facto research, field research; Qualitative and quantitative approach
  • Research problem and research questions
  • Research sample and data acquisition
  • The logic of quantitative research, the demands on research tools
  • Variables, operationalization, hypotheses
  • Methods of data acquisition: advantages and disadvantages of procedures
  • Creating a questionnaire
  • Ethics of research
    required literature
  • REICHEL, Jiří. Kapitoly metodologie sociálních výzkumů. Praha: Grada, 2009. 192 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3006-6. info
  • PICKARD, Alison Jane. Research methods in information. Edited by Susan Childs - Elizabeth Lomas - Julie McLeod - Andrew K. Shenton. Second edition. London: Facet publishing, 2013. xxii, 361. ISBN 9781856048132. info
    recommended literature
  • DISMAN, Miroslav. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha: Karolinum, 1993. 374 s. ISBN 80-7066-822-9. info
  • HENDL, Jan. Kvalitativní výzkum : základní teorie, metody a aplikace. 2., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2008. 407 s. ISBN 9788073674854. info
Teaching methods
interactive lecture, partial tasks, self-study
Assessment methods
activity in seminars, partial tasks, written test
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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