Ze0131 Applied methods of research

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
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
Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Statistica, SPSS
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 introduce geographic and pedagogical research methods 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:
Search, collect, organize and interpret geographic information and data sources.
Analyse data using basic statistical methods.
Analyse qualitative data.
  • 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. Qualitative and quantitative research methods, sampling.
  • 3. Elaboration of the data (table, graph, statistical map and its basic components and principles of geographical data).
  • 4. Descriptive statistics and its use in practice (mean value, characteristics of variability, asymmetry and acuteness)
  • 5. Methods of timelines and its importance for the analysis of development tendencies.
  • 6. Use of special statistical PC programs in geography.
  • 7. Qualitative methods in geographical and educational research.
    required literature
  • BRÁZDIL, Rudolf. Statistické metody v geografii : cvičení. 3. vyd. Brno: Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity, 1995. 177 s. ISBN 8021012609. info
    not specified
  • HENDL, Jan and Jiří REMR. Metody výzkumu a evaluace. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2017. 372 stran. ISBN 9788026211921. info
  • 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
Assessment methods
Final written test containing the theory (preparation of the questionnaire, preparation of the interview ...) and examples (calculations, graphs, maps, etc.)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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