Ze0131 Applied methods of research

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jozef Lopuch (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Kateřina Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
Ze0131/01: Wed 18:00–19:50 učebna 4, J. Lopuch
Ze0131/02: Tue 18:00–19:50 učebna 5, J. Lopuch
Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel, GIS and basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research.
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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to teach students in active way about:
1. The subject of geography as a field of study
2. Topics researched by geographers
3. Research methods used by geographers
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
Search, collect, organize and interpret geographic information and data sources.
Analyse data sets using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Present geographic research findings with use of maps.
  • 1. Brief introduction.
  • 2. Overview of topics researched by contemporary geographers.
  • 3. Overview of research methods that are used in contemporary geography.
  • 4. Research problem/question formulation, research project design.
  • 5. Data presentation.
    recommended 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
  • Research methods in geography : a critical introduction. Edited by Basil Gomez - John Paul Jones. First published. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, a John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication, 2010. xix, 459. ISBN 9781405107112. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Assessment of assignments, assessment of the final presentation of group work.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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