Course: Methodology in Political Science Studies

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Course title Methodology in Political Science Studies
Course code KAP/METMV
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Baštář Leichtová Magdaléna, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course is designed as a daylong meeting with students in 1st year of study. They will be introduced to study methods, data collection and application. One of the main topics will be the question of scientific ethics, correct work with citations, references and notes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will acquire key knowledge for their future working within academia. They will be familiar with basic methods of data collection and will know how to use them. They will be able to: - employ the knowledge during their studies, especially when writing papers - identify and use differen citation methods and will work appropriately with citations, references, notes etc.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Cabada, Ladislav,; Kubát, Michal. Úvod do studia politické vědy. null. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7380-076-5.
  • Drulák, Petr. Jak zkoumat politiku : kvalitativní metodologie v politologii a mezinárodních vztazích. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7367-385-7.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 1 Winter