Course detail

Diploma Project - Bibliography and Goals

FSI-ZD2Acad. year: 2023/2024

The second of courses focused on preparation of students for independent professional, scientific or creative activities leading to the successful elaboration and defense of a diploma thesis. Attention is paid mainly to the elaboration of critical overview of the current state of knowledge in the field of the diploma thesis. Emphasis is placed on mastering the methodology of systematic search specified by the research question. The course is followed by Diploma Project - Methods and Results and Diploma Project - Results and Discussion.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

- ability to methodologically correctly set up research or development project,
- knowledge acquired during bachelor's and master's studies, which are relevant to the selected topic of the diploma thesis.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Conditions for granting the credit:
- active participation in exercises (min. 10 out of 20 points),
- elaboration of a literary search (min. 25 out of 50 points),
- search debate and discussion (min. 15 out of 30 points).
Lectures: attendance is mandatory and controlled by the teacher.
Exercises: attendance is mandatory and controlled by the teacher.
Maximum of two absences are allowed in total. In case of long-term absence, compensation for missed classes is in the competence of the course guarantor.


Students will be able to methodologically correctly process systematic scientific search of a research problem, which represents identification, evaluation and synthesis of information about the results achieved in the field.
- Ability to specify a research problem, goal and question.
- Ability to search for information and select relevant information sources.
- Knowledge of fundamental principles of scientific (academic) style of writing.
- Ability to think critically.
- Presentation skills.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

DAY, Robert A. a Barbara GASTEL. How to write and publish a scientific paper. 7th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 300 s. ISBN 978-1-107-67074-7. (EN)
SVOZILOVÁ, Alena. Projektový management: systémový přístup k řízení projektů. 3. aktualizované a rozšířené vydání. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2016, 421 s. ISBN 978-80-271-0075-0. (CS)

Recommended reading

ČSN ISO 690-2(01 0197) Informace a dokumentace - Bibliografické citace. Praha: Český normalizační institut, 2000. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-PDS-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme N-KSI-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- Literary search and search procedure.
- Specification of the topic, research problem, goals and questions.
- Search for information and selection of relevant information sources.
- Fundamentals of scientific (academic) style of writing.


22 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- Specification of the topic, problem (difficulties and opportunities), goals and questions (what needs to be improved).
- Specification and analysis of search requirements, selection of information source, search strategy and combination of selection terms.
- Bibliography and citation managers.
- Analysis of information sources.
- Concept of literary research.