Course: Qualitative metodology

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Course title Qualitative metodology
Course code PCH/QMB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Dolejš Martin, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Philosophical roots of a qualitative approach - historical development Application possibilities of a qualitative research Basic characteristics of a qualitative research Preparation of a research project Non-probabilistic sampling methods Methods of data collection (interview, observation, focus group, estimates, analysis of documents) Complex qualitative research designs Procedures for analysis and interpretation of data grounded theory, narrative approach, IPA in practice Techniques for increasing the validity of qualitative findings Criteria for assessing the quality of qualitative studies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 18 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 17 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
In this discipline students learn the basics of the qualitative approach in human science, philosophical roots of this approach and differences from the quantitative approach. They will also be introduced to the problem of non-probabilistic selections, the most widely used qualitative designs (case studies, evaluation, content analysis, grounded theory etc.), qualitative methods for collecting and creating of data (interview,focus group, observation, etc.) and qualitative-oriented researcher's position in relation to the concept of validity. Philosophical roots of a qualitative approach - historical development Application possibilities of a qualitative research Basic characteristics of a qualitative research Preparation of a research project Non-probabilistic sampling methods Methods of data collection (interview, observation, focus group, estimates, analysis of documents) Complex qualitative research designs Procedures for analysis and interpretation of data grounded theory, narrative approach, IPA in practice Techniques for increasing the validity of qualitative findings Criteria for assessing the quality of qualitative studies
Competences: Knowledge after completing the course: Students will know basic concepts, definitions of qualitative research and its discourse. Students will understand qualitative design and basic qualitative methods. Students will understand methods of selection of respondents for a qualitative research. Skills after completing the course: Students will understand and employ basic qualitative methods of collecting data. Students will individually process and analyze qualitative data. Students will execute a basic quality orientated research.
Prerequisites
This subject is compulsory (category A) Prerequisites: ZM1B, ZM2B, KMB, EM1B. Requirements: A course of A type ended with an exam comprising of: A) test (30 questions/60 points), questions of different forms; a correct (complete) answer = 2 points; wrong (incomplete) answer = 0 points; B) participation in a project; group evaluation; 100-90% = 40 points; 89-80% = 35 points; 79-50% = 20 points and 49-0% = 0 points; I cross out one best and one worst result; C) maximum of two absences (max. 20 %) Evaluation: A = min. 95 points B = min. 90 points C = min. 85 points D = min. 80 points E = min. 70 points F = min. 69 points Test: Technical information, knowledge of basic literature Technical information, knowledge acquired in the lectures Deadlines: basic concepts, history and possibilities of use of qualitative research and research plan, preparation and the process of research, selection methods of research files methods of collecting data I methods of collecting data II methods of collecting data III methods of collecting data IV methods of processing qualitative data methods of analyzing qualitative data content and narrative analysis, managed theory validity and methods of checking it

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam, Student performance, Dialog, Seminar Work

Students will study the compulsory literature and ppt presentation of lectures. The course will end with a final graded examination in a form of written test that will verify both the knowledge and practical skills gained in subject. A course of A type ended with an exam comprising of: A) test (30 questions/60 points), questions of different forms; a correct (complete) answer = 2 points; wrong (incomplete) answer = 0 points; B) participation in a project; group evaluation; 100-90% = 40 points; 89-80% = 35 points; 79-50% = 20 points and 49-0% = 0 points; I cross out one best and one worst result; C) maximum of two absences Evaluation: A = min. 95 points B = min. 90 points C = min. 85 points D = min. 80 points E = min. 70 points F = min. 69 points Test: Technical information, knowledge of basic literature Technical information, knowledge acquired in the lectures Literature: Povinná: Hendl, J. (2005). Kvalitativní výzkum. Praha: Portál. Miovský, M. (2006). Kvalitativní přístup a metody v psychologickém výzkumu. Praha: Grada. Doporučená: Morgan, D.L. (2001). Ohniskové skupiny jako metoda kvalitativního výzkumu. Boskovice: Albert. Seidman. I. (1997). interviewing as qualitative research. Teachers College, Columbia Strauss A. a Corbinová, J. (1999). Základy kvalitativního výzkumu. Boskovice: Albert. Hartnoll, R. a kol. (2003). Příručka k provádění výběru metodou sněhové koule - Snowball Sampling. Praha: RVKPP.
Recommended literature
  • Michal Miovský. Kvalitativní přístup a metody v psychologickém výzkumu.


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