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

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Course code: RRAMS
Course title in language of instruction: Analýzy v mezinárodních studiích
Course title in Czech: Analyses in International Studies
Course title in English: Analyses in International Studies
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Mgr. et Mgr. Jiří Kalina (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Kristina Somerlíková, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites: not Analyses in International Studies in English
Aims of the course:
•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 contents:
1.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)
3.Composite indicators, methodical principles of their construction and interpretation (allowance 8/6)
4.Most frequently used composite indicators (indices) - The Czech Republic, Europe, world (allowance 4/0)
5.Students' projects consultation (allowance 0/12)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to work independently
-Science and research skills

Specific competences:
-Assess regional differences and possibilities to influence international inequalities
-Mastering the numerical, graphical and cartographical presentation of results of analysis of regional data.
-Skills associated with obtaining and processing information about countries and regions.
-Statistical analysis of regional data.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam28 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     preparation of presentation8 h
     elaboration and execution of projects48 h
Total168 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.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQMINAŘÍK, B. -- BORŮVKOVÁ, J. -- VYSTRČIL, M.Analýzy v regionálním rozvojiprahaProfessional Publishing2013978-80-7431-129-1
RQNARDO , M.Handbook on Constructing Composite IndicatorsRomaOECD Publishing2008978-92-6404-345-9
REMINAŘÍK, B. -- BORŮVKOVÁ, J. -- DARKWAH, S A.Human development in Africa from 2000 to 2007978-80-7375-436-5
REMINAŘÍK, B. -- GREGA, L.Demographic Characteristics of South and Southeast Asia Regions978-80-7375-603-1


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