Course: Introduction to Scientific Work

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Course title Introduction to Scientific Work
Course code KEK/POT
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kocourek Aleš, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Brandová Blanka, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Sojková Lenka, PhDr. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Nedomlelová Iva, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Šimanová Jana, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Blaschke Kotíková Sylvie, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Žižka Miroslav, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Seminars (topics): 1. Principles of bachelor's thesis processing at the TUL. Thesis assignment, formal layout. 2. Principles of writing professional texts. The structure of a technical text. Methods of scientific work. 3. Rules for literature search. Quotations - direct and indirect. Literature citation methods. Common mistakes in quoting. 4. Structuring bibliographic records. Specifics of working with electronic documents. 5. Typographic principles. 6. Ethics of professional work. Plagiarism issues. 7. Preparation of a bachelor thesis presentation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Home preparation for classes - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the principles of writing a bachelor's thesis, the structure of the bachelor's thesis, the structure of a professional text, rules for quotations and references to literature, the basics of typography and ethics of professional work.
Students get competences for writing of academic texts, seminar and bachelor works.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of writing of scientific text from the secondary school.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis

Active participation at seminars. Knowledge from seminars are used by students for processing of their bachelor work.
Recommended literature
  • ČSN ISO 690:2010. Informace a dokumentace - pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů. Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví. Praha, 2011.
  • GERŠLOVÁ, J. Vádemékum vědecké a odborné práce. Professional Publishnig. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7431-002-7.
  • SYNEK, M., P. MIKAN a H. VÁVROVÁ. Jak psát bakalářské, diplomové, doktorské a jiné písemné práce. Oeconomica. Praha, 2011. ISBN 978-80-245-1819-0.
  • ŠIROKÝ, J., et al. Tvoříme a publikujeme odborné texty nejen pro ekonomy a manažery. Computer Press. Brno, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-3510-5.


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