PV1B106 Historical Statistics

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Tomáš Borovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Mgr. Lukáš Fasora, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Wed 10:50–12:25 B2.34
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Ability to work independently with sources and academic literature, basic knowledge of Latin.
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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basic statistical concepts, the development of statistical research, quantitative methods in historical research, stages and techniques of history statistics work, describing one-dimensional statistical sets and the issue of medium values as well as the degree of variation, indexes, time series and ways of equalizing them. Basic information will also be provided on working with multidimensional statistical sets. These topics will be explained to students using the example of statistical analysis of sources of a mass nature from various time periods from the Middle Ages right up to the 20th century.
  • 1.Introduction, concepts, procedures
  • 2.Middle Ages: Urban tax and accounting sources
  • 3.Middle Ages: Urbaria and seigniorial accounts
  • 4.Middle Ages: Options for processing “serial” sources (testaments etc.)
  • 5.Development of statistics in the early modern age and overview of basic sources
  • 6.Options for processing sources of seigniorial administration from the protostatistical period (land registers)
  • 7.Options for processing sources of provincial administration from the protostatistical period (cadastres)
  • 8.Work with statistical sources of the 19th century
  • 9.Work with statistical sources of the 20th century
    required literature
  • Kvantitativní metody a historická statistika. In: Hroch, Miroslav a kolektiv: Úvod do studia dějepisu. Praha 1985, s. 215-222.
  • HAVRÁNEK, Jan and Josef PETRÁŇ. Základy statistické metody pro historiky. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1963. info
    recommended literature
  • Bělina, Pavel: K počátkům statistiky v českých zemích. Československý časopis historický 25, 1977, č. 1, str. 63-86.
  • Stuchlý, Jaroslav: Statistika I. Cvičení ze statistických metod pro managery. Praha 1999, s. 30-50.
  • MORAVOVÁ, Jiřina. Základy sociální statistiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, 1998. 211 s. ISBN 8070793708. info
Teaching methods
In the seminar students work with sources and with instructions and guidance from the lecturer independently analyse selected sources and familiarize themselves with their informative potential and limitations.
Assessment methods
The course concludes with an exam, which includes producing a seminar work and passing a final test focused on knowledge of the main concepts and (proto)statistical sources.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: Předmět bude od r. 2017 vypisován 1x za 2 roky.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zapisují imatrikulační ročníky 2016 a následující.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2017, recent)
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