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
Course content:
1.Sociological, social and management research I (allowance 1/1)
a.sociological research 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)
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
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 methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures12 h0 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials12 h8 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work24 h32 h
     Preparation for final test8 h16 h
Total56 h56 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation20 %20 %
Term paper0 %30 %
Presentation30 %0 %
Final test50 %50 %
Total100 %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:
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Reading list:
Language of instruction: English
Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. 598 p. Pearson custom library. ISBN 1292020237.
BRYMAN, A. Social Research Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 808 p. ISBN 978-0-19-958805-3.

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.

Study plans:
B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2016/2017
B-EM-BAS Business Administration and Sales, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-EM-EOE Business Administration and Sales, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
Track BMO Marketing and Sales Management part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
Track BMO Marketing and Sales Management full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
Track MBOE Marketing and Sales Management full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
Run in the period of: SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018   (and older)
Course tutor: Mgr. Jakub Černý (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Ing. Pavel Král, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
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 10/19/2018.

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