Course: Diploma seminar

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Course title Diploma seminar
Course code KPR/4746
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Brtnová-Čepičková Ivana, doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Basic information sources and their classification. 2. Primary sources of information. Book information resources, professional and scientific periodicals field. Lectures and textbooks, master, doctoral and habilitation thesis. Company literature, video tapes, computer programs, Internet information. 3. Recording information - bibliographic record, cataloging record, bibliographic citations, ISO 690 and ISO 690-2, APA. Methods of bibliographic citations. Excerpts, annotations. 4. Secondary information sources, abstract publications, online databases, working with secondary sources of information. 5. Processing of professional scientific texts. Content and formal requirements of scientific texts. 6. Types of theses and content of the work - the historical-comparative, cultural, empirical, linguistic, literary-scientific, methodological and didactic. 7. Information preparation of the thesis. 8th literature research in the preparation of the thesis and its functions. Treatment of the topic of the thesis, the formal division of the thesis. 9. Particulars of empirical theses - research problem and its formulation, the type of research problem, the characteristics of the research field, the formulation of specific objectives, research questions and research hypotheses. Types of empirical research. 10th Analysis of individual parts of the thesis. Rules applicable to the preparation of figures, graphs, charts and other graphical components published in professional texts. 11. Testimonials theses, their structure, focus, rated elements. 12th Thesis defense and its course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The seminar introduces students to the generally accepted principles of preparation, implementation and organization of the dissertation and the form and content.
Students are familiar with primary and secondary information sources, can use information sources and database tools for literature search and information preparation of the thesis. Student use and apply formal rules for creating dissertations and other academic texts. Can conceive research design her thesis, to carry out research, process data, adequately interpret and discuss the results. Students will be able to prepare the defense of his thesis and respond to the supervisor and the opponent in checks.
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student to gain control study, a literature review prepared studied topic, processing the theoretical basis of the work and research project which will be implemented within DP.
Recommended literature
  • ČMEJRKOVÁ, S., DANEŠ, F., SVĚTLÁ, D. Jak napsat odborný text. Praha: LEDA, 1999.
  • DVOŘÁKOVÁ-JANŮ, V. Jak psát diplomovou práci.. Praha: Credit, 1996.
  • FILKA, Jaroslav. Metodika tvorby diplomové práce. Brno, 2002.
  • Holoušová, D. - Krobotová, M. Diplomové a závěrečné práce. Olomouc: UPOL, 2008.
  • KAPOUNOVÁ, J. Formální úprava diplomové práce. 1.vyd. Ostrava: OU, 1998.. 1998.
  • MICHALÍK, P., ROUB, Z., VRBÍK, V. Zpracování diplomové a bakalářské práce na počítači. Plzeň: ZČU, 2002.
  • NEKUDA, J., SLANÝ, A. Jak (ne)napsat závěrečnou práci. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1993.
  • POKORNÝ, J. Diplomová práce - příležitost k seberealizaci. Brno: Cerm, 1994.
  • SEDLÁK, J. Úvod do práce s informacemi. Brno: Masarykova univerzita,, 1996.
  • SYNEK, M., SEDLÁČKOVÁ, H., SVĚTLÁ, D. Jak psát diplomové a jiné písemné práce. Praha: VŠE, 2002.
  • ŠKODA, J. Jak psát kvalifikační práci. [online] Dostupné:

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching in Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: Summer