114-0315/01 – Methodology of Economic Science (MEV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Macháček, Ph.D. et Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. František Varadzin, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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VAR10 prof. PhDr. František Varadzin, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- To distinguish scientific and non-scientific views of the world - To analyze the ways of economic category creation - To formulate basic principles of economic theory building - To compare different philosophical-methodological base for interpretation of economic events - To understand ideas of economic theory creation

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars

Summary

The course is focused on the consolidation of knowledge gained in economics with a deeper understanding of logic and structure of ideological statements. It is therefore to ensure that students understand how representatives of individual schools of economic thought reached the conclusions presented in a simplified form in economics textbooks.

Compulsory literature:

1. Blaug, M.: The Methodology of Economics: Or, How Economists Explain. 2nd edition. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 1992. 2. Caldwell, B. J.: Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the Twentieth Century. London, Routledge 1994.

Recommended literature:

1. Boland, L. A.: Critical Economic Methodology. A Personal Odyssey. London, Routledge 1997. 2. Hands, W. D.: Reflection without Rules: Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2001.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Úvod do studia. Stanovení podmínek absolvování kurzu. Rozbor literatury. 2. Věda jako problém.Teorie vědy a její struktura. 3. Výstavba a vývoj vědecké teorie. Problém dat ve vědě. 4. Induktivní a deduktivní metody. 5. Fenomenologické metody a semiotické metody. 6. Axiomatické metody. Historické metody. 7. Ekonomie a filosofie. 8. Metodologie klasického ekonomického myšlení. 9. Metodologie marxistického ekonomického myšlení. 10. Metodologie institucionálního ekonomického myšlení. 11. Metodologie neoklasického ekonomického myšlení. 12. Metodologie ekonomického myšlení na přelomu 20. a 21. století. 13. Metodologie rakouské školy. 14. Psaní vědecké práce. Aplikace jednotlivých metod.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35 (35) 0
                Other task type Other task type 35  18
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 0
                Written examination Written examination 65  0
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2008/2009 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (M6209) Systems Engineering and Informatics (6209T025) System Engineering and Informatics P Czech Ostrava 5 Choice-compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (M6209) Systems Engineering and Informatics (6209T025) System Engineering and Informatics P Czech Ostrava 5 Choice-compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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