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Course, academic year 2021/2022
  
Methods of Economic Research - AP501001
Title: Methods of Economic Research
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0 other [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : D101001
Annotation -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (07.12.2020)
• The main goal of the course is to teach students how to apply methods of economic research in their own research projects. • Students will be able to evaluate the quality of data and decide on the appropriate method of processing according to the data type. • Students will be able to structure the output of economic research to the appropriate target group of readership.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2020)

The condition for successful completion of the course is the elaboration of a work that will take the form of an article in order to make a theoretical basis with current issues, or systematic literature or analysis in a specific area.

Literature -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (07.12.2020)

• Brooks, C. (2019). Introductory econometrics for finance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 4th edition

• Creswell, J. W., Báez, J.C. (2020). 30 essential skills for the qualitative researcher, Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE Publications, Second edition

• Galletta, Anne. (2013). Mastering the Semi-Structured Interview and Beyond : From Research Design to Analysis and Publication, New York NY: New York University Press

• Grant, Aimee. (2019). Doing excellent social research with documents : practical examples and guidance for qualitative researchers, London England New York New York: Routledge

• Wooldridge, J. F. (2009). Introductory econometrics : a modern approach, Australia: South-Western Cengage Learning, 4th edition

Syllabus -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (07.12.2020)

1. Research in economics - Issues that economic research deals with. Economic thinking, ethics in economic research.

2. Determination of the state of scientific knowledge - theoretical framing of research, sources of literature, definition of research goals and research questions.

3. Structure of economic research - choice of the form of future output, choice of the audience, selected output, structure of the research output, preparation of the output.

4. Data collection - primary and secondary data, publicly available sources, selection of data and evaluation of their usability, representativeness of the sample, experimental economics.

5. Qualitative research methods - investigation of a research design, interviews, focus groups, observations, case studies.

6. Qualitative research methods - data processing (methods, software), conclusions from data.

7. Qualitative research methods - examples.

8. Quantitative research methods - econometric approaches to causality, applied econometrics.

9. Quantitative research methods - randomized studies, matching methods (propensity score matching).

10. Quantitative research methods - differences in differences, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity.

11. Quantitative research methods - structural models.

12. Quantitative research methods - examples.

13. Combining qualitative and quantitative research in economics.

14. Presentation of research results - forms of outputs and their impacts on the dissemination of information on research results.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2020)

The condition for successful completion of the course is the elaboration of a work that will take the form of an article in order to make a theoretical basis with current issues, or systematic literature or analysis in a specific area.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 100

 
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