Course detail

Methodology of Scientific Work

FP-mvpDEAcad. year: 2020/2021

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. Presentation of individual assignment on the defined topic.
8. Non-traditional research methods - fuzzy systems, kvalitative modelling.
9. Author´s law.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of research methodology and ability to use it in disertation thesisi.

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

In teaching practice will be used most of all next methods:

1. Lecture, seminar, individula and team work and presentation.
2. Workshop.
3. Lecture of invited experts from the practice.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For successful completing of the course students must:
1. To prepare writen individual assignment and to defend it in the second part of the course.
2. To hand over the the individual assignment before the exam.
3. Examination is individual from half writen and from half oral from the topic of research methodology.
Assignment:
In the topic of your dissertation provide basic review of literature, e.g. scientific papers from all the world. From results of review select minimally 5 papers not older than 2 years, which document current field of knowledge in your selected topic of dissertation. Result of your review work present on the secont part of subject in winter semester of 1st class of doctoral study and hand over in writen form not later than one week befor the axam. writen assignment must be in the structure:
1. Introduction.
2. Disscussion of dissertation topic by the rules given in 1.st. part of the course.
3. Definition of scientific field of knowledge in the topic of dissertation document by the 5 scientific papers.
4. Methods used in primary investigation.
5. Definition of scientific contribution.
6. Conclusion.
Writen assignment prepare in extent of 15 pages A4.

Language of instruction

English

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. Presentation of individual assignment on the defined topic.
8. Non-traditional research methods.
9. 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 presentation and defence of individual assignment to prove students abilities for future completion of dissertation thesis.

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

Active participation of student on the lectures will be controlled. Prezentation of writen assignment must be in the second part of the course. About additional presentation student will ask the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DSP-KS-E Doctoral

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

  • Programme DSP-E Doctoral

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

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer