Course syllabus RRAMS - Analyses in International Studies (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: RRAMS
Course title in Czech:
Analyses in International Studies
Course title in English:
Analyses in International Studies
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Applied Statistics and Demography (FRDIS)
Faculty: Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Teachers: Mgr. et Mgr. Jiří Kalina (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Kristina Somerlíková, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
•familiarization with the processing of multidimensional international data
•understanding the principles of constructing the composite indicator from group indicators and their subsequent evaluation and interpretation
•acquaintance with sources of data and their processing
•familiarization with widely used composite indicators (indices)
Course content:
Review of the basic terms and phenomena from the field of regional development, the concepts of state, development, convergence/divergence and disparity from the viewpoint of quantification (allowance 4/0)
2.Statistical methods (mathematical, graphical) for processing multidimensional data (allowance 12/10)
Composite indicators, methodical principles of their construction and interpretation (allowance 8/6)
Most frequently used composite indicators (indices) - The Czech Republic, Europe, world (allowance 4/0)
Students' projects consultation (allowance 0/12)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture28 h
28 h
preparation for exam
28 h
preparation for regular assessment
28 h
preparation of presentation8 h
elaboration and execution of projects
48 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Credit will be granted for completing all the tasks assigned during the course and on the basis of control tests results.
There will also be a final test and a discussion on the topic of students' individual projects.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
MINAŘÍK, B. -- BORŮVKOVÁ, J. -- VYSTRČIL, M. Analýzy v regionálním rozvoji. 1st ed. praha: Professional Publishing, 2013. 240 p. ISBN 978-80-7431-129-1.
NARDO , M. Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators. Roma: OECD Publishing, 2008. 158 p. ISBN 978-92-6404-345-9.

MINAŘÍK, B. -- BORŮVKOVÁ, J. -- DARKWAH, S A. Human development in Africa from 2000 to 2007.  [CD-ROM]. In ICABR 2010. p. 179--196. ISBN 978-80-7375-436-5.
MINAŘÍK, B. -- GREGA, L. Demographic Characteristics of South and Southeast Asia Regions.  [CD-ROM]. In ICABR 2011. ISBN 978-80-7375-603-1.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-ITS-IDS International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2013/2014
Course listed in previous semesters:
SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 01/06/2015.

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