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Introduction to Social Research Methodology - JSM692
Title: Introduction to Social Research Methodology
Guaranteed by: Department of Sociology (23-KS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 9
Examination process: winter s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 30 / 30 (30)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Hynek Jeřábek, CSc.
Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D.
Class: Courses for incoming students
Incompatibility : JSB015, JSB529, JSM540
Is incompatible with: JSM540
Last update: Mirna Jusić, M.A., Ph.D. (26.02.2024)
Unlock the essence of scientific research with our introductory research methods course. Dive into the core aspects of conducting rigorous investigations, gain insight into the critical steps of analytical inquiry, and broaden your understanding of practical tools, techniques, and methodologies. This course provides a comprehensive exploration of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. You will develop essential methodological skills, such as defining indicators, establishing the research design, and determining appropriate data collection methods. Designed for a wide range of students, this course is a valuable resource for individuals pursuing various specializations within the social sciences. Whether you're an aspiring sociologist, psychologist, or economist, this course provides the essential toolkit to embark on a successful research journey.
Last update: Mirna Jusić, M.A., Ph.D. (26.02.2024)

Required readings:

Babbie, E., 2020. The Practice of Social Research. London, Wadsworth Publishing Company


Additional readings:

Andrews, R., 2003. Research Questions. London, Continuum

Gliner, J. A.; Morgan, G. A., 2000. Research Methods in Applied Settings (An Integrated Approach to Design and Analysis). New Jersey, LEA Publishing

Singleton Jr., R. A.; Straits, B. C.; Straits, M. M., 2017. Approaches to Social Research. Oxford, Oxford University Press (6.ed.)

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D. (03.10.2023)


91-100 % = A

81-90 % = B

71-80 % = C

61-70 % = D

51-60 % = E

< 50 % = F (failed; not passed)

Last update: Mirna Jusić, M.A., Ph.D. (26.02.2024)

Course schedule:

Lecture 01: Introduction to inquiry

Lecture 02: Process of social research and its key elements

Lecture 03: Research design

Lecture 04: Types of data, variables, peculiarities of defining the indicators

Lecture 05: Sampling techniques

Lecture 06: Mid-term test (November 8, 2023)

Lecture 07: Modes of unobtrusive and qualitative data collection

Lecture 08: Modes of quantitative data collection

Lecture 09: Research instruments and questionnaire design

Lecture 10: Analysis of research findings and research ethics

Lecture 11: Data visualization and presentation of research findings

Lecture 12: Final test (December 20, 2023)

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