Course detail

Methodology of Scientific Work

FP-mvpDAcad. year: 2018/2019

Short content of the course:
1. Topic of disertation thesis, connection between research and disertation topic.
2. Research in entrepreneurship and management - research process, research design.
3. Research time schedulle, barriers a bottlenecks of research.
4. Definition of scientific field knowledge, review of literature.
5. Data resources nad investigation in a secondary research.
6. Methods of investigation in a primary research.
. Sample definition, creation of hypothesis.
. Pre-research investigation.
. Qualitative approaches.
. Quantitative approaches.
. Quantitative methods and quantitative investigation.
7. Non-traditional research methods - fuzzy systems, kvalitative modelling.
8. Author´s law.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After passing of the course student´s will be able to provide secondary and primary research, which will be exercisable in final disertation thesis.

Prerequisites

Prerekvizities are not defined.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SAUNDERS, M., LEWIS, P. & THORNHILL, A. Research Methods for Business Students. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN 0-273-65804-2. (EN)
COLLINS, J. & HUSSEY, R. Business Research. 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN 0-333-98325-4. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Except lectures will be used in the course also team works and case studies from real practice.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To successfully finish the course students must:
1. To prepare a written semester work.
2. Written work must be submitted by the students before the written exam.
3. Students must complete an e-learning course for publishing.
4. Students must process an article ready for publication.
5. The exam is an individual written from half of the oral part of the subject of the research work methodology.
Written assignment:
In relation to the topic of your dissertation, perform basic secondary research, ie research of scientific articles from around the world. Select min. 5 articles, not older than 2 years, which document the current state of scientific knowledge in your chosen doctoral thesis. You will present the result of your research at the second session of the winter semester of the 1st year of Doctoral study and submit in written form at least one week before the examination of the subject Research Methodology, a seminar for dissertation work. Work in the following structure:
1. Introduction
2. Reason for the dissertation topic according to the rules stated in the lecture on the 1st DSP
3. The state of scientific knowledge in the subject of the dissertation documented by min. 5 articles
4. Methods to be used in primary research
5. Determination of scientific benefit
6. Conclusion
Write the work in 15 pages of A4 format.
The scores of individual parts are as follows:
Article 10 points
E-learning course to publish 20 points
Written assignment 40 points
Exam 30 points
To achieve a successful completion of the course you need 75 points

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Short content of the course:
1. Topic of disertation thesis, connection between research and disertation topic.
2. Research in entrepreneurship and management - research process, research design.
3. Research time schedulle, barriers a bottlenecks of research.
4. Definition of scientific field knowledge, review of literature.
5. Data resources nad investigation in a secondary research.
6. Methods of investigation in a primary research.
. Sample definition, creation of hypothesis.
. Pre-research investigation.
. Qualitative approaches.
. Quantitative approaches.
. Quantitative methods and quantitative investigation.
7. Non-traditional research methods.
8. Author´s law.

Aims

Subject objectives are following:
1. To show the students research process, its timing, barriers and bottlenecks.
2. To teach students how to define scientific field knowledge, to define contribution for theory, practice and for the company.
3. To teach students work with literature through review process.
4. To describe methods of primary investigation. To show methods of quantitative and qualitative investigation.
5. By method of of an individual assignment to prove students abilities for future completion of dissertation thesis.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The active participation of students will be checked at the meetings. Students are required to attend an e-learning course for publishing. Students prepare a semester paper and a scientific paper ready for publication.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DSP Doctoral

    branch DSP-ŘEP-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme DSP-KS Doctoral

    branch DSP-ŘEP-KS-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme DSP Doctoral

    branch DSP-ŘEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme DSP-KS Doctoral

    branch DSP-ŘEP-KS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory
    branch DSP-PF-KS-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme DSP Doctoral

    branch DSP-PF-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer