DXR_RERS Regional research seminar

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
24/0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Univ.-Prof. Doz. Dr. Manfred Manuel Fischer (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Vladimír Žítek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Vladimír Žítek, Ph.D.
Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the component aspects of the elaboration and publication of a scientific article in the field of regional economics. A part of this goal is to teach students to identify an appropriate research topic, prepare individual parts of the article, discuss their own achievements, and complete the final article.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course the students will be able to:
  • process the critical review of literature,
  • understand the different methodological approaches used in regional research,
  • position their own research into a wider framework of regional research,
  • prepare a scientific article related to the topic of the dissertation thesis,
  • choose a suitable journal for the presentation of their own research.
  • Syllabus
    • Regional research: selection of a research topic and suitable journal
    • Literature and information sources in regional economics and their critical reflection
    • Elaboration of scientific article and the review process
      required literature
    • Handbook of research methods and applications in spatially integrated social science. Edited by R. J. Stimson. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2014, xv, 663. ISBN 9780857932969. info
    • ISARD, Walter. Methods of interregional and regional analysis. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998, xxiii, 490. ISBN 1-85972-410-8. info
      recommended literature
    • KOPCZEWSKA, Katarzyna, Paweł CHURSKI, Artur OCHOJSKI and Adam POLKO. Measuring regional specialisation : a new approach. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, xxxi, 466. ISBN 9783319515045. info
    • Handbook of research methods and applications in urban economies. Edited by Peter Karl Kresl - Jaime Sobrino. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2013, xvi, 252. ISBN 9780857934611. info
    Teaching methods
    Block teaching in the total range of 24 hours (4 blocks per six hours) consists of lectures and training parts, where the first and last blocks take the form of a joint meeting, and blocks 2 and 3 take the form of individual consultations with the supervisor. The course is based on an active participation of students and discussion of their practical outputs. Within the homework tasks, the students continuously prepare the individual parts of a journal article and consult them with their supervisor. The results of their work are discussed in the last teaching block. The completed article will be submitted to an external reviewed journal. The thematic focus of the article has to correspond to the topic of the students' dissertation thesis.
    Assessment methods
    The overall assessment is based on the assessment of two partial activities: active participation in lessons and consultations, and fulfillment of homework (40%) and elaboration of the scientific article, which will be submitted to an external reviewed journal before the final evaluation (60%).
    Language of instruction
    Further Comments
    The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
    The course is taught annually.
    The course is taught: in blocks.
    Information about innovation of course.
    This course has been established under the project "Creation of research oriented postgraduate study programme Regional Economics (CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_018/0002596)" which is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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