Course syllabus SV - Sociological Research (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title:
Sociological Research
Semester: -- item not defined --
Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Human Resources Management (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: not Bachelor state examination
Time allowance: full-time, 1/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/8 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study:
usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Classified fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
Course objective:
The main goal of the course is to introduce the students into the area sociological research methodology and research techniques. Within this general framework an attention will be paid to the following questions and issues: nature and forms of sociological research, political and ethical aspects of sociological research, methods and techniques of qualitative and quantitative research. This knowledge should help the students to prepare and conduct empirical research for their bachelor thesises.
 
Course methods: Lectures
Conducting real research
Group discussions and continuous feedback
Presentations
 
Course content:
1.
Sociological, social and management research I (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
sociological research
b.
social research in organizations
c.
research terminology

2.
Sociological, social and managemenmt research II (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
validity and reliability
b.causality and research variables
c.
phases of the research

3.Topic of the research I (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
identification of the research topic
b.
research question

4.
Topic of the research II (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
hypothesis
b.
kinds of hypothesises
c.testing the hypothesis

5.
Background research I (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
importance and goals of background research
b.
resources of information and their quality

6.Background research II (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
resources search and investigation
b.
databases
c.
quoting the resources

7.
Research paradigms (allowance 1/1)
 
a.Research paradigms and philosophy
b.
positivism, constructivism, phenomenology

8.
Research design (allowance 1/1)
 
a.Design of the research
b.survey, case study, action research, grounded theory ...

9.
Data collection I (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
research sample
b.
kinds of the research samples

10.
Data collection II (allowance 1/1)
 
a.techniques of data collection
b.
observation, interview, questionnaire ...

11.
Analysis and interpretation of the results I (allowance 1/1)
 
a.Analysis and interpretation of the qualitative data
b.
Analysis and interpretation of the quantitative data

12.
Analysis and interpretation of the results (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
presentation of the research results and findings
b.
research report

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
 
-
Will be able to propose a project of a sociological research of a chosen problem
-
Will demonstrate a knowledge of the basic techniques of a sociological research
-
Will understand the basic phases and assumptions of a successful sociological research

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching method
Daily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures
12 h
0 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials
12 h
8 h
Self-study
     Composing of individual (seminar) work
24 h
32 h
     Preparation for final test
8 h
16 h
Total56 h
56 h
 
Assessment methods:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
20 %
20 %
Term paper
0 %
30 %
Presentation
30 %
0 %
Final test
50 %
50 %
Total
100 %
100 %
 
Course completion:
The students will be graded according the following criteria:
- activities on classes and preparation for the seminars
- conducting team research and elaboration of research report
- final test 6 - 8 open-ended questions
 
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
-- item not defined --
 
Reading list:
Basic:
REMR, J. -- HENDL, J. Metody výzkumu a evaluace. Praha: Portal, 2017. ISBN 978-80-262-1192-1.
Language of instruction: English
Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. 598 p. Pearson custom library. ISBN 1292020237.

Recommended:
ZICH, F. -- ROUBAL, O. Úvod do sociologického výzkumu. Praha: VŠFS, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7408-093-7.
Language of instruction: Czech
HENDL, J. Kvalitativní výzkum.: Základní teorie, metody a aplikace. Praha: Portál, 2016. ISBN 978-80-262-0982-9.
Language of instruction: English
MCENVOY, C. -- ANREW, D. -- PEDERSEN, P. Research Methods and Design in Sport. London: Human Kinetics, 2011. ISBN 0-7360-7385-X.
THORNHILL, A. -- LEWIS, P. -- SAUNDERS, M. Research Methods for Business Students. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 2012. 728 p. ISBN 978-0-27-375075-8.
BRYMAN, A. Social Research Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 808 p. ISBN 978-0-19-958805-3.

Study plans:
Field of study B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial period WS 2012/2013, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Field of study B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Field of study B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Track B-EMCZ-BMO Marketing and Sales Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Track B-EMEN-MBOE Marketing and Sales Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Track B-EMCZ-BMO Marketing and Sales Management, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Track B-EMCZ-BMO Marketing and Sales Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Track B-EMEN-MBOE Marketing and Sales Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Track B-EMCZ-BMO Marketing and Sales Management, part-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
 
Run in the period of:
Course tutor: doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Teaching language:
Czech, English
Room:
Mladá Boleslav


Last modification made by doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D. on 02/17/2020.

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