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Koncepce očekávání jako komplexní evaluační nástroj v sociálních vědách

Title in English The Concept of Expectations as a Comprehensive Instrument for Evaluation in the Social Sciences


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociální práce - Sociálna práca
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Faculty of Social Studies

Keywords anticipation; expectation; expectancy; cognitive expectation; normative expectation; capabilities; valuable life; social science; evaluation
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Description OBJECTIVES: This theoretical study aims to introduce the concept of expectations as a comprehensive instrument for evaluating a particular state of social reality in the field of social sciences. THEORETICAL BASE: The concept is based on the theoretical background in the form of interpretations of expectations in the field of selected social sciences (psychology, sociology, and social work). METHODS: The text is a theoretical study based on the method of interpretive (discursive) analysis. OUTCOMES: The analysis firstly shows parallels to the principle of differentiation of expectation process across selected fields of social sciences, which focus on different levels of human functioning in society. Secondly, the study offers a conceptualization of the identified principle into a potential evaluation instrument. SOCIAL WORK IMPLICATIONS: The mentioned concept of expectations as an evaluation instrument can help social workers as a new way of evaluating client's life situation at various levels.
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