VPLn8899 Conceptualization of Master Thesis

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Kotolová, DiS. (assistant)
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work – Faculty of Social Studies
The course is enrolled in that semester when subject of final work is submitted.
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
On successful completion of the course student will be able to give theoretical reasons to their partial research questions which consist with the research question, including the research design.
Learning outcomes
Analyze current scientific knowledge on the topic and problem of the diploma thesis; formulate partial research questions; explain the links between major and secondary research questions.
  • The course is devoted to the following topics and issues:
  • 1. Identifying concepts used in designing the basic research question.
  • 2. Defining concepts consistent with the intended meaning of the basic research question
  • 3. Defining partial research questions and elaborating theoretical arguments supporting their design.
  • 4. Design the research methodology.
  • Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost :příručka pro uživatele. Edited by Miroslav Disman. 3. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 374 s. ISBN 80-246-0139-7.
Teaching methods
The learning outcome of the course will be attained by means of following teaching methods: 1. individual consultation by thesis supervisor 2. sources research 3. reading 4. writing
Assessment methods
The course is completed by credit which is preconditioned by handing in the first draft of theoretical part of the final work to the thesis supervisor. The draft is assessed in terms of following abilities of the student: 1. defining key theoretical concepts of the final work in accordance with the sense of research question, 2. elaborating as well as give theoretical reasons to partial research questions consistent with research question, 3. design the research methodology.
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Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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