FF:VIKBA12 Metodology for LIS - Course Information
VIKBA12 Metodology for Library and Information StudiesFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Markéta Krutská (assistant)
- Guaranteed by
- PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Sabina Kubisová
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
- Fri 8:00–9:40 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
- Information and Library Studies (programme FF, B-IS) (2)
- 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
- 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)
- Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.