Agricultural research: traditions and innovations in sociological monographic study of countryside

https://doi.org/10.17221/5103-AGRICECONCitation:Hudečková H. (2005): Agricultural research: traditions and innovations in sociological monographic study of countryside. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 51: 241-249.
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This paper deals with the classic and contemporary sociological research of countryside in the Czech Republic, carried out with a monographic procedure. It mentions basic social factors and theoretical and methodological assumptions of the monographic study of the Czech and Moravian countryside until the 30’s of the 20th century. It briefly introduces one of the classical studies Dolní Roveň. Then comes a part that provides information on post-war monographic research. Last part of the paper aims at present sociological study of countryside using the monographic procedure. It characterizes its new approach, different from the classic studies due to accepting interpretativistic paradigm and regarding empirical methods. This last chapter is based on empirical experience of the author of this paper. 
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