Course: Methodological Seminar

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Course title Methodological Seminar
Course code KPF/B002
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kučera Rudolf, doc. PhDr. CSc.
  • Tippelt Hynek, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Musil Jan, Mgr.
Course content
1. Literature, sources and how to work with them. 2. Citation, footnotes and ethical principles of scientific work. 3. Humanities and social sciences, l sciences - differences and contact surfaces. 4. Comte, Weber and the role of modern science. 5. What and how to meaningfully research? Formulation of research questions. Role of theory and hypothesis formulation. 6. Quantitative and qualitative approaches - the choice of approach. 7. Qualitative research - What, why and how to research? 8. Discourse Analysis and its approaches. 9. Quantitative research - basic questions. 10. Qualitative comparative analysis. 11. Normative political analysis. Do we have a methodology of political philosophy? 12. How to prepare a research project? Thematic blocks, we will recommend putting 13 or 14 topics that will match the range of a single week of the term.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
Students will get acquainted with the basic methodological skills needed in the theory of science and research preparation. Thus they will acquire the competency needed to study and write their own texts in humanities and social sciences. They will also use it in their studying when writing seminar work, primarily thesis.
Student will gain: - basic knowledge of the principles of scientific work and scientific research - basic skills of research preparation and its implementation - knowledge and skills applicable both during their studies and in practice after their completion.
Prerequisites
None

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
To obtain a credit: it is required to hand in a short own project research in the extent of 3 pages and pass a final test.
Recommended literature
  • DRULÁK, Petr. Jak zkoumat politiku: kvalitativní metodologie v politologii a mezinárodních vztazích. 2008. ISBN 978-807-3673-857.
  • FAY, Brian. Současná filosofie sociálních věd: multikulturní přístup. 2002. ISBN 8086429105.
  • REICHEL, Jiří. Kapitoly metodologie sociálních výzkumů. 2009. ISBN 9788024730066.
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga a Alena MILTOVÁ. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách: několik zásad pro začátečníky. 2005. ISBN 9788086429403.
  • WEBER, Max. Metodologie, sociologie a politika. 1998. ISBN 8086005488.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts Political Science (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Political Science (A14) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Philosophy (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Social Science (dual-subject study) (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Political Science (A14) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts Political Science (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Political Science (A14) Social sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Science - (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter