SOCd0105 Dissertation Thesis Seminar II

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 25 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Dr. Werner Binder (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Slavomíra Ferenčuhová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Martin Kreidl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Nedbálková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Pospěch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. David Šmahel, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Iva Šmídová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Pavel Barša, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! SOC920b Dissertation Theses Seminar && ! NOW ( SOC920b Dissertation Theses Seminar )
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
Presentation of parts of analysis, findings or theories as well as critical discussion of (a segment) of dissertation theses with colleagues. Students get feedback both from the lecturer and from his/her colleagues.
Learning outcomes
After successfully passing the course, student will be able to discuss, evaluate, rate.
  • Students enroll in this course twice (under codes SOCd0104 and SOCd0105), typically in the 2nd and 3rd year. Students present parts of their dissertations and/or papers based on their dissertation research and these presentations are then followed by the group discussion (active participation is one of the course requirements). Dates of the sessions are scheduled by the lecturer at the beginning of semester. The number of sessions depends on the number of enrolled students (it is usually 3 session per semester).
  • Studenti/studentky pracují s vlastními texty, částmi budoucí disertace
  • Students work with their own dissertation chapters/ papers
  • VAN MAANEN, John. Tales of the field : on writing ethnography. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xx, 216. ISBN 9780226849645. info
  • BECKER, HOWARD S. Telling about Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. info
  • BECKER, Howard S. and Pamela RICHARDS. Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xiv, 197. ISBN 9780226041322. info
  • BECKER, Howard S. Tricks of the trade : how to think about your research while you're doing it. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. xi, 232 s. ISBN 0-226-04123-9. info
  • What is a case? : exploring the foundations of social inquiry. Edited by Charles C. Ragin - Howard S. Becker. New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1992. viii, 242. ISBN 9780521421881. info
Teaching methods
Sessions are based on presentations followed by discussions over presented chapters of the dissertation thesis. Seminars are held in Czech and also in English depending on who is enrolled.
Assessment methods
The evaluation is based upon the attendance, active participation of students in discussions and presentation of a chapter of the dissertation (research questions, draft of the theoretical chapter and findings), or a draft of some other paper in form of a colloquium. The draft is submitted to the lecturer in a written form.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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