Course: Methodology of Science

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Course title Methodology of Science
Course code KEK/SIM
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Žižka Miroslav, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Podaras Athanasios, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Seminars (topics): 1 Introduction to the theory and practice of the solved task, application of the theoretical knowledge to the practical analytical conclusions, suggestions and recommendations for the solved task. 2 Assessment of the recognized state of practice and the main factors of changes in the current state and knowledge, proposal of concrete procedures for effective improvement of the current state. 3 Completion and submission of the diploma thesis.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Home preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is the systematic preparation of the diploma thesis.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme. Materials preparation for diploma thesis from formal point of view.
Theoretical knowledge from the area of business administration.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis

To obtain a credit active cooperation with the supervisor and the consultant of the final thesis is required. Additionally, it is assumed that the timetable for submitting the processed materials is respected.
Recommended literature
  • BUI, Y. How to Write a Master's Thesis. Thousand Oaks, 2009. ISBN 978-1412957106.
  • ČSN ISO 690:2010. Informace a dokumentace - Pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů. Třídící znak 01 0197. Praha: Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví, 2011.
  • ČSN ISO 7144:1986. Dokumentace - Formální úprava disertací a podobných dokumentů. Třídící znak 01 0161. Praha: Český normalizační institut, 1997-03-01.
  • GERŠLOVÁ, J. Vádemékum vědecké a odborné práce.. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7431-002-7.
  • TICHÁ, M., et al. Průvodce psaním závěrečných prací (nejenom pro ekonomy). Ostrava: Institut vzdělávání SOKRATES, 2013. ISBN 978-80-86572-77-2.

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