PřF:Z2211 Geographical Methods - SG - Course Information
Z2211 Social Geography Research MethodsFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- Mgr. Ondřej Mulíček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Robert Osman, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Veronika Kotýnková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Lískovec (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- Mgr. Ondřej Mulíček, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Ondřej Mulíček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
- Mon 1. 3. to Fri 14. 5. Tue 16:00–16:50 online_A
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z2211/02: Mon 1. 3. to Fri 14. 5. Mon 18:00–18:50 Z4,02028
- KREDITY_MIN ( 18 )
The course is intended for students in the 1st year of BSc. study. Overall knowledge of human geography on the basic level is required.
- 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
- there are 24 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
- to depict the basic methods and techniques of human-geographical enquiry;
- to differentiate between quantitative and qualitative methodology;
- to give an overview of geographic data resources;
- to present the formal aspects of scientific work in geography.
- Learning outcomes
- After finishing the course student will:
- know basic methods and techniques of geographic research;
- be able to search, construct and interpret appropriate geographic data;
- be able to set up a research plan and formulate a research question;
- be able to follow the formal rules of the scientific text as well as to follow the ethics of research.
- 1. General methodology of science in social geography, the role of epistemology in geographic research
- 2. Basic concepts, typology of research, methods of scientific work, induction, deduction, abduction
- 3. Differences between quantitative and qualitative methodology
- 4. Data construction and sampling, reliability and validity
- 5. Data in quantitative research, sources of secondary data and their spatial assignment
- 6. Questionnaire survey
- 7. Analysis and interpretation of quantitative data
- 8. Choice of appropriate research design
- 9. Research question, its role and function in research
- 10. Data in qualitative research, sources of primary data
- 11. Working with texts in social geography
- 12. Ethics of research
- BABBIE, Earl R. The practice of social research. Fourteenth edition. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016. xxiv, 566. ISBN 9781305104945. info
- PUNCH, Keith. Úspěšný návrh výzkumu. Translated by Jan Hendl. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál, 2015. 230 stran. ISBN 9788026209805. info
- Introducing human geographies. Edited by Paul J. Cloke - Phil Crang - Mark Goodwin. 2nd ed. London: Hodder Arnold, 2005. xvii, 653. ISBN 034088276X. info
- Practising human geography. Edited by Paul J. Cloke. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 2004. xvi, 416. ISBN 0761973001. info
- Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost :příručka pro uživatele. Edited by Miroslav Disman. 3. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 374 s. ISBN 80-246-0139-7. info
- ROBINSON, Guy M. Methods & techniques in human geography. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. xiv, 556 s. ISBN 0-471-96231-7. info
- FRANKFORT-NACHMIAS, Chava and David NACHMIAS. Research methods in the social sciences. 5th ed. London: Arnold, 1996. xxii, 600. ISBN 0-340-66226-3. info
- Teaching methods
- Teaching methods - lectures, class discussion, homework, presentations by professionals.
- Assessment methods
- Written exam (the student has to get more than 50% of points), pre-condition - independent work during class exercises and homework elaboration.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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