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PdF:Ze0131 Applied methods of research - Course Information

## Ze0131 Applied methods of research

**Faculty of Education**

Spring 2022

**Extent and Intensity**- 0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).

Taught in person. **Teacher(s)**- doc. Mgr. Petr Knecht, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)

doc. PhDr. Mgr. Hana Svatoňová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)

RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor) **Guaranteed by**- doc. Mgr. Petr Knecht, Ph.D.

Department of Geography - Faculty of Education

Contact Person: Kateřina Brabcová

Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education **Prerequisites**- Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel, data analysis SW, and GIS.
**Course Enrolment Limitations**- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
**fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with**- Geography for Education (programme PdF, B-ZE3S) (2)

**Course objectives**- The aim of the course is to introduce research methods in geography and social science and their application in practice (on a sample of quantitative and qualitative data).
**Learning outcomes**- At the end of the course the student will be able to:

Gather, collect, organize and interpret geographic information and data sources.

Analyse primary and secondary data sets using qualitative and quantitative methods.

Present research findings based on data analysis. **Syllabus**- 1. A basic outline of research methods, data, information and its sources, basic statistical concepts, graphs, cartograms and diagrams, theoretical distribution, correlation and timelines.
- 2. Elaboration of the data (table, graph, statistical map and its basic components and principles of geographical data).
- 3. Descriptive statistics and its use in practice.
- 4. Methods of timelines and their importance for the analysis of development tendencies.
- 5. Use of special SW for data analysis in geography.
- 6. Data presentation.

**Literature***Key methods in geography*. Edited by Shaun French - Thomas Gillespie - Meghan Cope - N. J. Clifford. Third edition. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2016. xxx, 722. ISBN 9781446298602. info- MONTELLO, Daniel R. and Paul C. SUTTON.
*An introduction to scientific research methods in geography & environmental studies*. 2nd ed. Los Angeles, [Calif.]: SAGE, 2013. x, 314. ISBN 9781446200759. info - HENDL, Jan.
*Kvalitativní výzkum : základní teorie, metody a aplikace*. 2., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2008. 407 s. ISBN 9788073674854. info - GREGOROVÁ, Gabriela and Valéria FILLOVÁ.
*Štatistické metódy v geografii*. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Geo-grafika, 2004. 117 s. ISBN 8096814664. info

**Teaching methods**- seminář
**Assessment methods**- Assessment of assignments, assessment of the final presentation of group work.
**Language of instruction**- Czech
**Further Comments**- The course is taught annually.

The course is taught: every week.

- Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2022, recent)
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