PSYb1940 Introduction to qualitative research

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Roman Hytych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michaela Ladmanová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Tomáš Řiháček, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology – Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology – Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 20. 2. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 27. 2. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 5. 3. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 12. 3. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 19. 3. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 26. 3. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 2. 4. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 9. 4. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 16. 4. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 23. 4. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 30. 4. 10:00–11:40 Aula, Tue 7. 5. 10:00–11:40 Aula
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PSYb1940/01: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Hytych, T. Řiháček
PSYb1940/02: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Hytych, T. Řiháček
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PSYb1940/04: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Hytych, T. Řiháček
! PSY194 Introduction to qualitative research
The course has no formal prerequisites. Students are recommended to enroll in it in the second year of their studies.
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
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Course objectives
The goal of the course is to introduce students into qualitative approach to psychological research. The course is focused on the thematic analysis, which is regarded as a basic approach in qualitative research. Emphasis is put on the training of practical analytical skills.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to :
- explain and apply the qualitative mode of reasoning in psychological research
- formulate a research question and develop a protocol for a semi-structured interview
- perform a basic analysis of the data
- formulate and present the resultant themes
  • 1. Introduction to quqlitative research, main approaches, thematic analysis. Formulation of a research question and its role in the research project.
  • 2. Sample recruitment and data collection/creation. Conducting a research interview. Data transcription. Informed consent.
  • 3. Methods of coding in the thematic analysis. The choice of an epistemological perspective and its consequences for the analysis.
  • 4. The development and formulation of themes, writing a research report. Working with literature in qualitative analysis. Enhancing validity through researchers' consensus and participants' feedback. Variations of the thematic analysis.
    required literature
  • Braun, V., Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3, 77–101.
  • MIOVSKÝ, Michal. Kvalitativní přístup a metody v psychologickém výzkumu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2006, 332 s. ISBN 9788024713625. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises, discussions, homework assignments, feedback.
Assessment methods
Students are evaluated on the basis of a semestral paper and a written exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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