Course: Methodology of pedagogical research

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Course title Methodology of pedagogical research
Course code KPP/MPVNS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Urbánek Petr, doc. PaedDr. Dr.
Course content
1. Basic methodological basis of scientific knowledge in pedagogy. Subject of scientific research in pedagogy, specifics of pedagogical research field. 2. Basic research, applied research, action research: their meaning, consequences, work with data, outputs. 3. Different paradigms of quantitative and qualitative research approaches in education sciences. 4. Selected research methods and techniques focusing on the quantitative concept of research (observation, questionnaire, interview; research tool design). 5. Problems of mixed research - possibilities, advantages of use, problems, risks. 6. Research project in the diploma thesis (research objectives, research problem, research file, collection, interpretation and presentation of data, scientific text). 7. Possibilities of research data acquisition, research findings, international surveys, journal sources, yearbooks, databases. 8. Ethics in educational research and its specifics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 32 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 34 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course introduces students to the basic topics of educational research with emphasis on the research specifics of the content field of education sciences in the context of research-oriented diploma theses.
After completion of the course student will be able: 1. to understand the content of prescribed curriculum of Research methods in pedagogy and psychology 2. to reflect the topic critically 3. to design and to perform the research project in educational context 4. to apply gained knowledge in educational process 5. to be motivated for continuous learning in the field
Prerequisites
Student has basic knowledge of psychology and pedagogy.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis

Active participation in the lectures, fulfillment of tasks, written test. Elaboration of semestral paper(analysis of published research report; thematic research).
Recommended literature
  • BENČO, J. Metodológia vedeckého výskumu. Bratislava. IRIS, 2001. ISBN 80-89018-27-0.
  • DISMAN, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha: Karolinum, 2008. ISBN 80-246-0139-7.
  • GAVORA, P. Akí sú moji žiaci?: pedagogická diagnostika žiaka. Nitra: Enigma, 2010. ISBN 978-80-89132-91-1.
  • GAVORA, P. Úvod do pedagogického výzkumu. Brno: Paido, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7315-185-0.
  • CHRÁSKA, M. Metody pedagogického výzkumu. Praha: Grada, 2007. ISBN 80-247-1369-4.
  • MAŇÁK, J., ŠVEC, Š., ŠVEC, V., eds. Slovník pedagogické metodologie. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. ISBN 80-7315-102-2.
  • PELIKÁN, J. Základy empirického výzkumu pedagogických jevů. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. ISBN 978-80-246-1916-3.
  • PRŮCHA, J., ed. Pedagogická encyklopedie. Praha: Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2.
  • PRŮCHA, J., WALTEROVÁ, E., MAREŠ, J. Pedagogický slovník. Praha: Portál, 2013. ISBN 978-80-262-0403-9.
  • SKUTIL, M., a kol. Základy pedagogicko-psychologického výzkumu pro studenty učitelství. Praha: Portál, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7367-778-7.
  • ŠVAŘÍČEK, R., ŠEĎOVÁ, K. et al. Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách. Praha: Portál, 2014. ISBN 978-80-262-0644-6.
  • ŠVEC, Š., a kol. Metodologie věd o výchově: kvantitativně-scientistické a kvalitativně-humanitní přístupy v edukačním výzkumu. Brno: Paido, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7315-192-8.
  • VOMÁČKA, J. Teorie vědy. Liberec: Technická univerzita, Pedagogická fakulta, 2000. ISBN 80-7083-407-2.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Professional studies for upper-secondary school teachers (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Professional studies for upper-secondary school teachers (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter