Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences was established in its present form in 1990. Institute of Sociology is engaged in the pursuit of research into contemporary society and in the provision of post-graduate education in the field of sociology. It conducts ongoing and one-time empirical surveys, comparative research studies, public opinion surveys, and case studies, applying modern qualitative and quantitative research methods, and it also cultivates the development of sociological theory and methodology. Research at the Institute also makes use of information, concepts and methods drawn from related scholarly fields, such as economics, law, political science, demography, social geography, and gender studies.
Institute of Sociology is located in Prague. Institute of Sociology also comprises the Sociological Data Archive (SDA), the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM) and the Library of the Institute of Sociology.