Course: Research Methodology

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Course title Research Methodology
Course code UDS/DPMVA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study 1
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • SKOKAN Karel, Ph.D.
  • TVRDOŇ Michal, doc. Mgr. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Cognition, science and research and their classification, basic concepts 2. Methodology and methods of scientific research, ethics of science 3. Formulation of research problems, objectives, questions and hypotheses 4. Qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques of data collection and processing 5. Institutional support of research, information system and evaluation of research results on university and national level 6. Scientific research projects and their preparation 7. Work with information sources 8. Methods of literature citations 9. Presentation of scientific work, the preparation of a research paper 10. Presentation of results at scientific conferences or professional events 11. Policies and procedure for writing a dissertation 12. Active involvement in university research projects

Learning activities and teaching methods
One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Students' self-study
  • unspecified - 24 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 56 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 370 hours per semester
Recommended literature
  • BURNS, R.B., BURNS, R.A. Business Research Methods and Statistics Using SPSS. London: SAGE Publications, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4129-4530-1.
  • DISMAN, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Příručka pro uživatele. Praha: Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0139-7.
  • EASTERBY-SMITH M., THORPE, R. JACKSON P.R. Management Research. An Introduction. 3rd edition. London: SAGE Publications, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84787-177-0.
  • GERŠLOVÁ, J. Vádemékum vědecké a odborné práce. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7431-002-7.
  • HENDL, J. Kvalitativní výzkum. Základní metody a aplikace.. Praha, vydavatelství Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7367-040-2.
  • MOLNÁR, Z. a kol. Pokročilé metody vědecké práce. Profess Consulting, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7259-064-3.
  • OCHRANA, F. Metodologie vědy (Úvod do problému). Praha: Karolinum, 2010. ISBN 978-80-2461-609-4.
  • SAUNDERS, M., LEWIS, P., THORNHILL, A. Research methods for Business Students. 4th Ed. 2007. ISBN 0-273-70148-7.
  • VYMĚTAL, J., DIAČÍKOVÁ, A., VÁCHOVÁ, M. Informační a znalostní management v praxi. Praha : LexisNexis CZ, 2006. ISBN 80-86920-01-1.


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