ÚSI-RSPS2Acad. year: 2020/2021
An introduction to research methodology, and the preparation of the student’s semestral project and Master’s thesis, experimental and applied research, electronic resources and their use.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Student will obtain an overview and basic skills that they will apply in subsequent follow-up seminars and during the production of their semestral project, and their Master’s thesis in particular.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
ČMEJROKOVÁ, S. et al. Jak napsat odborný text. Praha: LEDA, spol.s r.o., 1999, 255 str. ISBN 80-85927-69-1 (CS)
HIERHOLD, E.: Rétorika a prezentace, 1. vydání Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. 392 s. ISBN 80-247-0782-9 (CS)
ČSN ISO 5966 Formální úprava vědeckých zpráv. Praha, ČSNI, 1995. 32 s. MDT 06.055 (CS)
ČSN ISO 690-1: 1996. Bibliografické citace. Obsah, forma a struktura. Praha, ČSNI, 1996. 32 s. (CS)
POKORNÝ, J. Myslet kreativně, 1. vydání Brno, CERM, 2004. 124 s. ISBN 80-7204-324-2 (CS)
ŠESTÁK, Z. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě Praha: Academia, 2000. 204 str. ISBN 80-200-0755-5 (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Tuition takes place via seminars that mainly support practical mastery of the subject matter presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The course is concluded by the award of a credit; attendance at seminars cannot be less than 85% (for full-time study); the granting of the credit is exclusively within the remit of the teacher teaching this subject.
Language of instruction
The course is designed as a foundation for the independent creative work of students on their semestral project and Master’s thesis.
• Organization of teaching, seminar objectives, credit requirements.
• Methodology of creative and scientific work.
• Information sources and their use.
• Ethical aspects of research.
• Presentation of research results.
• Suggestions concerning the selection of the topic of the student’s Master’s thesis, areas of expertise.
Students will learn the basic steps (procedures) necessary for the production of specialised academic work such as a semestral project or a Master’s thesis, or the publication of their own research. After attending the seminar, students will have obtained basic knowledge in respect of copyright ethics (links, citing sources, etc.) and the quality required of academic research and professional work.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Block teaching – teaching is divided into monthly cycles, each lasting approximately 5 weeks of the semester. Consultation sessions are conducted during or after each teaching block. Learning materials are available on the subject’s website.