Ze0131 Applied methods of research

Faculty of Education
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Štěpán Horký (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Petr Knecht, 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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
Ze0131/01: Thu 12:00–13:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), P. Knecht
Ze0131/02: Thu 14:00–15:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), P. Knecht
Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel, data analysis SW, and GIS.
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 research methods in geography and social science 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:
Gather, collect, organize and interpret geographic information and data sources.
Analyse primary and secondary data sets using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Present research findings based on data analysis.
  • 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. Elaboration of the data (table, graph, statistical map and its basic components and principles of geographical data).
  • 3. Descriptive statistics and its use in practice.
  • 4. Methods of timelines and their importance for the analysis of development tendencies.
  • 5. Use of special SW for data analysis in geography.
  • 6. Data presentation.
  • 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
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 2023.
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