University of Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Department of Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics of Second Language Acquisition
Topic Overview:

Psycholinguistics of second language acquisition (L2A). This research focuses on the exploration of both linguistic and  cognitive aspects of L2A in younger and older adults. The research includes both quantitative and qualitative methods, e.g. questionnaire surveys or interpretative analysis of students´ oral and written speech. The aim of the  research is to describe  and analyse how second language is acquired from the perspective of applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics and  psycholinguistics.

Task:

Conducting the set questionnaire surveys, analysing data, drafting parts of a joint article.

Requirements:

Candidate who are able to conduct a literature review in the world´s databases, such as Web of Science or Scopus, participate in performing questionnaire surveys, and possibly be able to do the statistical analysis.

Outcomes:

A joint publication in a Scopus, Web of Science journal, preferably with an impact factor.

References:

a) Klimova, Blanka; Pikhart, Marcel; Dziuba, Szymon; Cierniak-Emerych, Anna. (2021) "Factor Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Sustainability through Foreign Language Learning in Healthy Older  Individuals" Sustainability 13, no. 3: 1590. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031590 (IF 2.576).
b) Klimova B, Pikhart M, Cierniak-Emerych A, Dziuba S and Firlej K (2021) A Comparative Psycholinguistic Study on the Subjective Feelings of Well-Being Outcomes of Foreign Language Learning in Older Adults from the Czech Republic and Poland. Front. Psychol. 12:606083. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.606083 (IF 2.323). 
c) Pikhart, M.; Klimova, B. (2020) Maintaining and Supporting Seniors’ Wellbeing through Foreign Language Learning: Psycholinguistics of Second Language Acquisition in Older Age. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health  2020, 17, 8038. (IF 2.849).
d) Klimova B and Pikhart M (2020) Current Research on the Impact of Foreign Language Learning Among Healthy Seniors on Their Cognitive Functions from a Positive Psychology Perspective—A Systematic Review. Front. Psychol. 11:765. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00765 (IF 2.323)
Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology, Andragogy and Cultural Anthropology
Work Team Development
Topic Overview:

In this topic we focus on conditions of teams’ development. The main research question is, what developmental needs are perceived as important by team members. The subtask which could be solved by this internship is literature overview on the topic of team development and suitable conditions to develop and keep team working. 

Task:

The task of the intern is to perform a literature review aimed at these keywords: team work, team development, team developmental needs and similar. The conclusion should present valid indicators of successful teams, conditions which should be met to keep the team working and needs which have to be addressed to support the team development.

Requirements:

Basic knowledge of literature review approach is welcomed, English on appropriate academic level for understanding the text seems to be necessary. Systematic and conscientious personality would be great.

Outcomes:

Literature review (at least), rest depending on the work outcomes.
Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Institute of Management
Student Online Education & Mental Health During COVID-19
Topic Overview:

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic many universities and colleagues had to lock down. Applying online education, it is interesting to see whether there are different perceptions on the same questions in different countries. The comparison of the Czech Republic and Brazil, two of the high-incidence countries during some time, may provide further insight on the needs and requirements of the students.

Task:

Acquisition of data from abroad (Brazil) with pre-prepared or self-constructed questionnaire If skills available: Statistical analysis of gathered data.

Requirements:

English language, basic knowledge on questionnaires, If possible: Statistical analysis skills.

Outcomes:

Sample may be presented on conference, Comparison of Brazil vs. Czech Republic shall lead to Scientific article.
Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Institute of Management
Home Office Working of Managers & Employees During COVID-19
Topic Overview:

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic companies had to find new ways to work with their personnel. People who before had a daily office job had to work from  home (in a so-called home-office framework). By a monthly survey targeting the current perceptions of the respondee this research topic wants to find out how  perceptions change over time with regard to different segments of personnel. The comparison of the Czech Republic and Brazil, two of the high-incidence countries during some time, may provide further insight on potential patterns.

Task:

Acquisition of data from abroad (Brazil) with pre-prepared questionnaire on a monthly basis. If skills available: Statistical analysis of gathered data.

Requirements:

English language, basic knowledge on questionnaires, If possible: Statistical analysis skills.

Outcomes:

Sample may be presented on conference, Comparison of Brazil vs. Czech Republic shall lead to scientific article.
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