Course: How to Write Dissertation

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Course title How to Write Dissertation
Course code FIF/93D
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Neusar Aleš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
how to structure the dissertation; how to focus; how to write such a long piece of text; how to cooperate with others without troubles; how not to forget that there are also close people around; how to realize that it is "enough"; how to finish everything successfully; what useful software can be used.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Semestral Work - 30 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 4 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to inspire the participants to write-up a high quality dissertation and to survive the process well. Participants will find out: how to structure the dissertation; how to focus; how to write such a long piece of text; how to cooperate with others without troubles; how not to forget that there are also close people around; how to realize that it is "enough"; how to finish everything successfully; what useful software can be used.
- knows how to structure the dissertation - knows the dissertation forms - knows how to write effectively - knows the software - knows the risk factors
Prerequisites
studying PhD programme

Assessment methods and criteria
Systematic Observation of Student

Participation during course. Reading (recommended) BASIC: - Neusar, A., Charvát, M., a kol. (2012). PhD existence v oboru psychologie v České republice a na Slovensku. Univerzita Palackého: Olomouc. http://www.ff.upol.cz/fileadmin/user_upload/FF-katedry/psychologie/publikace/Neusar/PHD_existence_Neusar-Charvat-kol.pdf (FREE) - Boice, B. (1997). Which is More Productive, Writing in Binge Patterns of Creative Illness or in Moderation? Written Communication, 14, 435?459. - Babauta, L. (2010). Zen a hotovo. Brno: Jan Melvil Publishing. SOME MORE GOOD READING: Adair, J., & Vohra, N. (2003). The explosion of knowledge, references, and citations. American Psychologist, 58, 15?23. APA (2009). Publication Manual (6. vydání). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & William, J. M. (2008). The Craft Of Research (3. vydání). Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press. Brause, R. (2000). Writing your doctoral dissertation: Invisible rules for success. London: RoutledgeFalmer. Bryant, T. (2004). The Portable Dissertation Advisor. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press. Buzan, T., Buzan, B. (2011). Myšlenkové mapy. Brno: BizBooks. Duke, N. K., Beck, S. W. (1999). Education Should Consider Alternaive Formats for the Dissertation. Educational Researcher, 28, 3, 31?36. Dunn, D. S., & Chew, S. L. (Eds.). (2006). Best practices for teaching introduction to psychology. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Foss, S., & Waters, W. (2007). Destination Dissertation: A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Fried, J., & Heinemeier, D. H. (2010). Restart. Brno: Jan Melvil. Gauntlett, D. (2001). How to survive you PhD. Everything you need to know on one page. Dostupné na http://www.theory.org.uk/david/phdtips.htm (Staženo 11. 10. 2011) Glatthorn, A. A. & Joyner, R. L. (2005). Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation. A Step?by?Step Guide (2. vydání). Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press. Hume, K. (2010). Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities Ph.D.s (2. vydání) New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Koch, R. (1999). Pravidlo 80/20: umění dosáhnout co nejlepších výsledků s co nejmenším úsilím. Praha: Management Press. Levine, S. J. (2009). Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation (2. vydání.) LearnerAssociates.net. Dostupné na http://www.learnerassociates.net/dissthes/ (Staženo 30. 4. 2012) Liessmann, K. P. (2008). Teorie nevzdělanosti. Omyly společnosti vědění. Praha: Academia. Lovitts, B., & Wert, E. (2009). Developing Quality Dissertations in the Social Sciences: A Graduate Student's Guide to Achieving Excellence. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. Lunsford, A., Ruszkiewicz, J. J., & Walters, K. (2001). Everything's an Argument (2. vydání). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin. Noy, C. (2003). The Write of Passage: Reflections on Writing a Dissertation in Narrative Methodology. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 4, may. Dostupné na http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/712/2562 (Staženo 3. 5. 2009) Richardson, L. (2003). Writing. A Method of Inquiry. In N. K. Denzin, Y. S. Lincoln, Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials (2. vydání), 499?541. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. Rugg, G., & Petre, M. (2004). The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Tallo, K. (2010). 201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity. Dostupné na http://writetodone.com/2010/06/28/201-ways-to-arouse-your-creativity/ (Staženo 10. 11. 2011)
Recommended literature
  • LIESSMANN, K. P. Teorie nevzdělanosti. Omyly společnosti vědění. Praha: Academia, 2008..
  • Neusar, A., & Charvát, M. (2012). PhD existence v oboru psychologie v České republice a na Slovensku. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.


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