Course: Questionnaire construction

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Course title Questionnaire construction
Course code PCH/92BTD
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, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Charvát Miroslav, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Dolejš Martin, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Course consists of four blocks (4 hours each): III. block: - Complete the subject - A reference to literature and Internet resources - Types of questionnaires and test methods - Official resources of methods (purchasing, distribution, copying, licensing) - Content validity (what we want to measure) - Ways of asking questions, the adequacy with regard to target groups - Filling strategies of participants, estimates etc. - Basic socio-demographic data - Types of questions, scales, examples - Sequence, consistency, length of the questionnaire I. block: - Graphic design, layout - The most common errors and mistakes - Preparation for evaluation, quality of data - Creation of a data file (data matrix), coding system - Export / import (Excel, SPSS, statistics) - Proofreading, external expert assessment (colleagues, supervisor, rights owners) - Pilot testing and error correction - Informed consent, cover letter, ethics II. block: - Realisation of the survey from A to Z - schedule - Contacting participants and institutions - Increasing number of returned questionnaires - Time estimates of batteries and other field experience - Standardization of methods - Creation of standardisation sample nad norms - Transfer of foreign methods, translations - Statistical methods for assessing reliability and validity IV. block: - Internet research (its validity, advantages and disadvantages, differences from the classic collection, specific target groups, technical solutions, collaboration with the programmer, examples) - Relation to statistical data processing - The choice of methods of statistical processing - Presentation of results in graphs and tables - Answers to specific questions - Addressing specific topics on demand of students

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Semestral Work - 70 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 19 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
In this course the PhD students learn the main principles and recommendations for the creation of questionnaires (especially those designed by themselfs), i.e. the manner of questioning with regard to target populations, specific examples of different types of scales, capabilities and limitations of using an online survey, the formulation of a cover letter, etc. We also discuss the issue of transfer of foreign methods, combining standardized methods in research (test batteries), standardization etc. Using practical examples we connect knowledge of psychometrics, methodology and psychological diagnostics.
Students acquire or deepen their skills in the creation and administration of questionnaires of their own design (including online versions). They will learn some basic recommendation for processing data obtained during a survey. Students should develope the ability of progressive improvement and refinement of their method to reach maximum level of validity and reliability.
Prerequisites
Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the social sciences (humanities).

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Seminar Work

Each student must create (desing) hir/her own questionnaire regarding to presented recommendation and information. Topic (content) of the questionnaire is optional, however it is recommended that it should apply to specific research objectives of disertation thesis. Final exam consist of two parts: - theoretical knowledge examination - evaluation of created questionnaire Recommended literature (sample): Best, S. J., Krueger, B.S. Internet Data Collection. London Sage, 2004. Hendl, J. Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat. Praha, 2004. Groves, R.M. et al. Survey Methodology. New Yersey, 2004. Říčan, P. Úvod do psychometrie. Bratislava, 1977. Disman, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha: Karolinum, 1996.
Recommended literature
  • Best, S. J., Krueger, B.S. (2004). Internet Data Collection. London.
  • Disman, M. (1996). Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha.
  • Groves, R.M. et al. (2004). Survey Methodology.. New Yersey.


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Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts Russian Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - -
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - -
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Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - -
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