Centre for Social Research

The mission of the Centre for Social Research is to improve the methodological workshop - especially in the field of qualitative research and thus to increase the quality of research among members of the WSB Academy community. The Centre for Social Research is a research and teaching unit. The CBS initiates research and methodological training in the social sciences, carries out commissions from external stakeholders, supports research projects of the WSB University staff, doctoral students and students, creates a space for the improvement of the methodological workshop of researchers of social phenomena and for reflection and exchange of experiences on the possibilities of learning and understanding phenomena from social life. Members of the WSB Academy community interested in research activities, in particular female and male students, PhD students and young academics, are invited to join.

The main activities of the CBS:

  • organisation of methodological training in the field of social research;
  • initiating research and assisting in the implementation of research by members of the WSB University community;
  • organisation of scientific conferences, seminars, workshops;
  • preparation of scientific and popular science publications;
  • assisting scientific circles in their research work;
  • developing expert opinions and analyses for the needs of external stakeholders.

Research team meetings are held on Tuesdays at 17.00 on the Teams platform

Assoc. Prof. Artur Fabiś, PhD

Director of the Centre for Social Research



  • Research

    Currently at the Centre for Social Research, doctoral students are working in three teams to analyse letters addressed to deceased loved ones. One group is reading the contexts in which granddaughters experience the loss of their grandmothers and grandfathers. A second group is concentrating on the temporal dimension of realisation with deceased loved ones and a third group is trying to understand the spiritual sphere of experiencing the loss of loved ones. Other groups have formed and are still looking for a specific research goal. One of these will certainly be to understand the significance of dogs in the lives of lonely older people, another will also focus on loneliness, but from the perspective of the partners of inmates. New projects are being developed all the time and the first research paper will soon be published by a female member of our CBN.

    Projects completed:

    (project descriptions in Polish)

  • Who can join the Social Research Centre Team and how?

    Any person connected to the WSB University academic community. All you have to do is write an email to the Director of the CBS, asking to be included, and you're done! You can start your learning adventure! You are welcome!

  • Atlas.ti 8 in Social Research Centre research

    During our research, we learn to use software to support qualitative research. Therefore, every person in the Team has access to the Virtual Laboratory. This allows us to use the Atlas.ti 8 programme without restriction, 24 hours a day.
    Next academic year, we plan to focus a little more on quantitative research, then we will get to know the SPSS programme and be able to do other research projects - quantitative. However, qualitative research will dominate.


    A series of meetings entitled Methodological Debate without the Elements of Sadism
    chair: dr hab. Artur Fabiś, prof. AWSB, dr hab. Sławomir Trusz, prof. AWSB


    III Methodological Debate (10.2023) Mixed methods in empirical research

    Methodological debate II (22.06.2023) Triangulation in empirical research

    Introduction - problematics of the meeting

    PRESENTATION - Triangulation in quantitative research

    PRESENTATION - Triangulation in qualitative research

    Methodological debate I (23.05.2023) The place and importance of theory in empirical research

    Thesis - issues of the meeting

    PRESENTATION - Theories in research - an introduction

    PRESENTATION - Theories in quantitative research

    PRESENTATION - Theories in qualitative research