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Master´s Thesis Seminar - IEPS - JEM166
Anglický název: Master´s Thesis Seminar - IEPS
Zajišťuje: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: oba
E-Kredity: 4
Rozsah, examinace: 0/2, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: zimní:neurčen / 26 (27)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (27)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Patří ke studentské práci typu: diplomová práce
Poznámka: povolen pro zápis po webu
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D.
Vyučující: doc. Ing. Vladimír Benáček, CSc.
Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D.
Třída: Courses not for incoming students
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Neslučitelnost : JPM194
Záměnnost : JPM194
Je neslučitelnost pro: JPM194
Je záměnnost pro: JPM194
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D. (15.02.2022)
This seminar is a rather special course where you will have to perform as real researchers and work on your master thesis in a style of academic (i.e. scientific) writing. That requires a lot of creative thinking, extensive reading of literature and thus a lot of time. There are the following conditions of attendance and enrollment into this course: a) you already know your final and irrevocable topic of the master thesis; b) you are certain that you can deliver its draft of approximately 20 pages at the beginning of January (Fall Semester)/May (Spring Semester) at the latest.
- Please read the enclosures (e.g. the Master Thesis Primer) for more information.
- Our main communication platform will be Moodle - IEPS - "Master Thesis Seminar JEM166".
- At our first meeting you will be instructed about the next tasks and classes and you will be provided with password to Moodle (the access details will be also sent to all registered students automatically).
- Please download the file "MT guidelines for economists at IES" with the description what is required from your colleagues studying economics and finance at IES. This reading is for your inspiration. IEPS has got a less stylish instructions but some 80% of that what they require at IES is useful for you, too. See you in the class.

The course will be taught in a hybrid form that combines traditional sessions with streaming (Zoom), the link for the online session will be sent to all participants registered in the SIS.
Cíl předmětu -
Poslední úprava: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

The course is dedicated to the students starting to work systematically on the diploma thesis. You are supposed to know already the topic of your thesis and be acquainted with basic references to books and journal papers which deal scientifically with your problem. The recommended enrolment to this course is in the second or the third semester of your studies at IEPS. This means that you should have consulted that matter with Dr. Riegl, the programme coordinator, and received his approval that your intended topic would be worth studying. In the extreme cases the name of your thesis supervisor can be determined during this course, even though it would be much better if you your supervisor had been already registered in SIS. More details about how to find your supervisor are in the IEPS Guide you received at the start of the semester. Its latest version is stored in Moodles in the "IEPS Moodle" block.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu -
Poslední úprava: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

The following activities are included in the final grade:

Homework: Referee report on two final drafts (10 points for each report)

Presentations
• 1st: Master thesis proposal (20 points)
• 2nd: Advancements + delivery of the draft (16 000 characters) (20 points)
• 3rd: Final draft (34 000 characters) (40 points)

Bonus points:
2 points for each additional presentation in between (5 minutes with ppt). The presentation should clearly show advancements (compared to previous ppt) or critical issues to discuss otherwise the presentation is awarded by 0 points.

Literatura -
Poslední úprava: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

McCloskey, D. (1999). Economical Writing. Waveland; 2nd edition.
Strunk, W. & E. B. White (2000). The Elements of Style. Longman; 4th edition.
Williams, J. M. (2010). Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Longman; 10th edition.

Harvard Referencing Guide. At http://www.citethisforme.com/harvard-referencing

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

The following activities are included in the final grade:

Homework: Referee report on two final drafts (10 points for each report)

Presentations
• 1st: Master thesis proposal (20 points)
• 2nd: Advancements + delivery of the draft (16 000 characters) (20 points)
• 3rd: Final draft (34 000 characters) (40 points)

Bonus points:
2 points for each additional presentation in between (5 minutes with ppt). The presentation should clearly show advancements (compared to previous ppt) or critical issues to discuss otherwise the presentation is awarded by 0 points.

Vstupní požadavky -
Poslední úprava: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D. (17.02.2021)

Recommendations and basic guidelines by Vladimír Benáček, the supervisor of the IEPS programme: (this is an abbreviated version of the Master Thesis Primer, which is to be downloaded from the course website.)

Pre-conditions of attendance: Please enrol into this course only if you know your final and irrevocable topic of the master thesis, and you are sure that you can deliver its draft of approximately 20 pages within 80 days since the start of the course.

Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University gives a special stress on a high quality of the Master Theses of their school graduates, which I as the supervisor of the IEPS programme fully support. Writing of your thesis should become a highlight of your study - a mirror revealing your real capacities to work with scientific literature, to think logically and to invent new ideas about your selected topic. A good thesis will open the doors to your specialisation in the area of your professional career. Following the motto "quality rather than quantity" the examiners should base the evaluation of Master’s Theses on their quality, i. e. on the specificity of the research question, on its successful transformation into testable hypotheses and on the independent contribution of authors in answering the research question. In addition, there is the stress on the overall consistency of the thesis and the links between the research question, hypotheses, methods used, interpretation of results and conclusions. Conversely, the students are encouraged to limit the extent of their work and to eliminate irrelevant parts, e.g. trivial repetitions from wikipedia or journalistic catchwords recycled already thousands of times. Master thesis should avoid becoming a patchwork of trivial statements which bring no new insights.

High quality work is typically characterized by:

*  a clearly specified well-motivated research question,

*  the existence of testable hypotheses derived from the research question,

*  a rich survey of facts and processing of data,

*  an independent contribution by the student, i. e. a fair endeavour to address the specified research question by pointing to new views, contradicting facts and your own ideas,

*  an overall consistency and good interlink between the individual parts,

*  no plagiarism.

Vladimir Benacek

Plagiarism - "the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work." Any materials downloaded from the internet, which are copied into a dissertation, paper or essay, must be explicitly quoted and referenced. Failing to do that will be treated as a case of plagiarism and cheating, and therefore prosecuted. Plagiarism in the coursework can end up in a course failure. Plagiarism in the thesis may also lead to expelling you from the school.

Požadavky k zápisu -
Poslední úprava: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

Předmět je určen pro studenty IEPS programu, kteří začínají pracovat či již pracují na své diplomové práci.

 
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