Course: Research methodology

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Course title Research methodology
Course code KTV/MEVE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Suchomel Aleš, doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction. Scientific cognition. The summary of research methods. Scientific principles and their categories. 2. Methods of empirical research (observation, experiment, diagnostic methods, tests, questionnaires). Research material and its categorization. Research variables. Types of measurement. Types of quantificative scales. 3. The structure of a scientific theory (theoretical concepts, empirical indicators). System formulation of a research problem. Scientific analysis. The plan of an experiment and its logical structure. Types of experiment. 4. The study of sources. Sources (bibliographic databases, the internet etc.). 5. The introduction to the statistical processing of the research data. Inductive statistics. Pragmatic and statistic significance of research results. 6. Validity, reliability and other characteristics of diagnostic methodology. 7. The introduction to the methods of a qualitative research. Applications in Physical Education and sport. Qualitative analysis. Seminars: The practical application of the topics stated above - according to the topic and aims of a particular student's bachelor thesis.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 14 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students are introduced to the methods of data collection for research and to the methods of processing and presentation of the research data.
Students will acquire basic professional skills in research methodology.
Knowledge of basic terms of kinanthropology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis

Course credit requirements: Seminar project focused on the bachelor thesis.
Recommended literature
  • BLAHUŠ, P. K systémovému pojetí statistických metod v metodologii empirického výzkumu chování. 1. vyd. Praha : Univerzita Karlova, 1996. ISBN 80-7184-100-5..
  • DISMAN, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. 1. vyd. Praha : Univerzita Karlova, 1993. ISBN 80-7184-141-2..
  • FRÖMEL, K., BOKŮVKA, J. a MĚKOTA, K. Diplomová práce. 1. vyd. Olomouc : Univerzita Palackého, 1992..
  • HENDL, J. Úvod do kvalitativního výzkumu. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1997. ISBN 80-7184-549-3..
  • KERLINGER, NF. Základy výzkumu chování. 1. vyd. Praha : Academia 1972..
  • KOVÁŘ, R. a BLAHUŠ, P. Aplikace vybraných statistických metod v antropomotorice.1. vyd. Praha : UK, 1989..
  • PELIKÁN, J. Základy empirického výzkumu pedagogických jevů. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1998. ISBN 80-7184-569-8..
  • THOMAS, J. R., NELSON, J. K., SILVERMAN, S. J.. Research methods in physical activity. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2015. ISBN 0-7360-5620-3.
  • THOMAS, J.R. and NELSON, J.K. Research methods in physical activity. 2nd ed. Champaign : Human Kinetics, 1990. ISBN 0-87322-291-1..

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): Recreology (15) Category: Physical education and sport 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Recreology (20) Category: Physical education and sport 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter