ZURd0105 Writing and managing research projects

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Charles Michael Elavsky, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Jakub Macek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Macháčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MgA. Jan Motal, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. David Šmahel, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. MgA. Jan Motal, Ph.D.
Department of Media Studies and Journalism – Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Boris Rafailov, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Media Studies and Journalism – Faculty of Social Studies
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
A compulsory-elective course provided either by the department (i.e. a supervisor or an internal or external teacher) or an externally organized workshop or course (typically delivered by MU or a workshop/course offered by other home or foreign department). Students will become acquainted with the existing grant schemes and their specifics, as well as with the principles of design, submission, preparation and management of research projects. Practical skills will be used to prepare the application for a specific project in relation to their research, the specific research project or the project (GAČR, TAČR, etc.) in which the student is a member of the team or co-researcher. At the end of the course, the student will have an overview of grant opportunities and know-how related to the project application process.
Learning outcomes
The course develops learning outcomes No.1, 3 and 5.
  • To be awarded with the credit, the student is expected to participate actively in the seminar session, or to submit an elaborated proposal of the research project in accordance with the extent of the course. In the case of an externally organized course, the credit is awarded by the supervisor and is based on the decision of the guarantor of the subject.
  • BELL, Judith. Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researches in education and social science. Buckingham: Open University Press, 1999, xiv, 230. ISBN 0335203884. info
  • Kerzner, H., & Kerzner, H. R. (2017). Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. John Wiley & Sons.
  • O'LEARY, Zina. The essential guide to doing your research project. 3rd edition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2017, viii, 400. ISBN 9781473952089. info
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Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024, Spring 2025.
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