Course detail

Methodology of Scientific Work

FEKT-MPA-MVPAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course will be a practical introduction into basics of technical and scientific writing and presentation making. Course covers also the methodologies in science and research and gives an overview of financial sources for science support in Czech Republic and EU.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The general knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Individual projects focused on utilization of Internet scientific sources are solved by students. These projects are evaluated by teacher and discussed with students.
Hand in the projects and presentation is obligatory.


The aim of this course is to provide a fundamental orientation in writing scientific and technical texts, in basic terminology from research and science and in possibilities of research funding in Czech Republic and EU.
Student will be able to discuss problems in evaluation of scientific results, will be able to search relevant information in scientific databases (Web of Science, Scopus). He will be able to analyze scientific text to relevant parts and will be able to apply this knowledge in practical situation, e.g. writing technical or scientific texts. Student will be able to describe possibilities in science funding in Czech Republic and EU.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

R. A. Day: How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, Greenwood Press, 2006
J.W. Creswell: Research design. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, SAGE Publications, 2014 (CS)

Recommended reading

N. Walliman: Your research project. A step-by-step guide for the first-time researcher, SAGE publications, 2001 (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPAD-BIO Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Fundamentals of scientific text production.

2. Formal requirements for scientific text.

3. Bibliographic citations.

4. Software products for managing citations (RefWorks, EndNote).

6. Information resources on the Internet.

7. Presentation of research results.

8. Communication with people.

9. Research and science - characteristics.

10. Methodology of basic and applied research.

11. Grants and grant support in the Czech Republic and the EU.

12. Phases of research projects.

13. Commercialisation of science and research outputs.



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Design and implementation of a procedure for analysis of a selected multidimensional data set, including selection of appropriate methods for preprocessing, analysis, visualization, interpretation and presentation of the results.