PEDS1 Diploma Thesis Seminar 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Ing. Aleš Franc, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Kamil Fuchs, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Michal Kvasnička, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. Ing. Martin Kvizda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Josef Menšík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Daniel Němec, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. Ing. Antonín Slaný, CSc. (seminar tutor)
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Tomeš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Antonín Slaný, CSc.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Lydie Pravdová
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PEDS1/1: Wed 9:20–11:00 P201, A. Franc, A. Slaný
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 course is intended for students of the specialization economic policy /economics that are registered for a thesis. The main objective of the course is to help the students (with formal and factual) process of the creation of their thesis. Concretely, the course should help the students with the following tasks:
to set goals of their thesis
to set the structure of their thesis
to avoid plagiarism
to improve student’s ability to work with literature
to deal with the methodological aspects of thesis writing
to read articles that are using mathematical and econometrical tools
to find sources for their thesis
The course consists of lectures which are given by various members of the department who deal with individual topics.
  • 1. The fundamentals of a thesis 2. How to write a thesis 3. Setting of a goal and a structure of a thesis 4. The problem of plagiarism and principles of citations 5. Analysis of mathematical articles 6. Where to find sources for thesis and notes concerning methodology 7. Correct use of sources in writing thesis 8. Analysis of the past studies
  • NEKUDA, Jaroslav and Antonín SLANÝ. O metodice zpracování bakalářských a diplomových prací v ekonomických oborech a vhodných informačních zdrojích. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1996. 97 s. ISBN 8021014466. info
  • SLANÝ, Antonín and Jaroslav NEKUDA. Moderní informační zdroje diplomových a doktorských prací v oblasti sociálně-ekonomických věd. 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2001. 117 pp. ISBN 80-210-2646-4. info
Assessment methods
The teaching has a form of lectures during the semester. The credits are given by the supervisor of the particular thesis. Active participation in the seminars and individual consultations with the supervisor are necessary conditions for awarding the credits.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008.
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