Course: Qualitative Methodologies

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Course title Qualitative Methodologies
Course code KSA/91MQM
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Sýkorová Dana, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Oates-Indruchová Libora, prof. Ph.D.
Course content
1. meeting: Introduction: principles and history of grounded theory. Readings: Alasuutari, pp. 6-22 (chap. 2, What Is Qualitative Research?); Charmaz, pp. 1-12 (chap. 1, An Invitation to Grounded Theory); Morse, pp. 13-22, 41-53 (chap. 1, Janice M. Morse, Tussles, Tensions, and Resolutions; Dialogue: Doing "Grounded Theory"; chap. 3, Juliet Corbin, Taking an Analytic Journey). 2. meeting: Data collection and coding. Readings: Charmaz, pp. 18-21, 35-40, 42-71 (parts of chap. 2, Gathering Rich Data; chap. 3, Coding in Grounded Theory Practice); Alasuutari, pp. 47-53, 58-60, 63-68, 94-95 (parts of chap. 5, The Factist Perspective; chap. 6, Cultural Distinction; parts of chap. 8, The Interaction Perspective). 3. meeting: Writing memos; theoretical sampling, saturation a sorting. Readings: Charmaz, pp. 72-122 (chap. 4, Memo-writing; chap. 5, Theoretical Sampling, Saturation, and Sorting). 4. meeting: Developing grounded theory, writing-up, writing literature review. Readings: Alasuutari, pp. 133-157 (chap. 11, Asking Why; chap. 12 Generalization); Charmaz, pp. 125-132, 158-168 (parts of chap. 6, Reconstructing Theory in Grounded Theory Studies; parts of chap. 7, Writing the Draft). Course format: Each meeting will consist of 2 parts: 1. Detailed discussion of the readings following their presentation by the course participants. (Distribution of the topics for presentation will take place at the first meeting.) 2. Presentation and discussion of methodological issues on the topic of the meeting in relation to the own projects of the participants.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified
Learning outcomes
The course follows freely the core course Sociological research practice, in which some topics from among the current issues in qualitative research were introduced. The aim of this course is to provide the course participants with a systematic overview of the development and practical application of grounded from its founding (Barney Glaser, Anselm Strauss, 1967) to the current constructivist approach (Kathy Charmaz) and use in cultural research (Pertti Alasuutari). The course presupposes the knowledge of the book by Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory (1990, 2008). The course will focus both on the discussion of the course readings and examples from the participants' own dissertation projects.
At the end of the course the participants will have acquired a thorough knowledge of the process of developing a constructivist grounded theory and will be able to apply the method in their own research. They will further acquire understanding of the historical development of the grounded theory method and will be able to identify its strengths and weaknesses in this development. Finally, they will gain understanding of the limitations of the application of the grounded theory method in qualitative research.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Application of at least one of the topics covered in the seminars on a example from own dissertation. Expected length: 1,000-1,500 words.
Recommended literature
  • Alasuutari, P. (1995). Researching culture: qualitative method and cultural studies. London: SAGE Publications.
  • Bryant, A., & Charmaz, K. (2007). The Sage handbook of grounded theory. Los Angeles, Calif: SAGE Publications.
  • Corbin, J. M., & Strauss, A. L. (2008). Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications.
  • Corbin, J. M., Strauss, A. L., & Ježek, S. (1999). Základy kvalitativního výzkumu: postupy a techniky metody zakotvené teorie. Boskovice: Albert.
  • Charmaz, K. (2006). Constructing grounded theory: a practical guide through qualitative analysis. Los Angeles, Calif: Sage Publications.
  • Morse, J. M. (2009). Developing grounded theory: the second generation. Walnut Creek, Calif: Left Coast Press.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Arts Cultural Anthropology (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Politology (14) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Media and Cultural Studies (14) Journalism, library science and informatics - -
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts - (16) Economy - Summer
Faculty of Arts Politology (12) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Sociology (12) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Literature, Theatre and Film (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Dutch Philology (16) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts - (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (12) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (16) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Sociology (12) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Media and Cultural Studies (14) Journalism, library science and informatics - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts - (16) Economy - -
Faculty of Arts Czech History (12) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech History (12) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Comparative slavonic Philology (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Languages and Culture of China and Japan (15) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Dutch Philology (16) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (12) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (14) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Russian Literatura (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Languages and Culture of China and Japan (15) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Politology (14) Social sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (15) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Comparative Slavonic Philology (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Literature, Theatre and Film (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -