548-0957/01 – Methodology of GIScience (MEGIS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HOR10 prof. Ing. Jiří Horák, Dr.
KAC072 doc. Ing. Michal Kačmařík, Ph.D.
ZEG50 prof. Ing. Jiří Zegzulka, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective is to learn students a methodology of GIscience, how to properly prepar and implement research intention, prepar and publish scientific paper of high quality, implement results of applied research.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Other activities


The course explains principles of research and methodology of GIscience. It includes bibliography, research design in GIscience, planning, schedule, sources, establishing research questions and hypothesis, validation methods, preparation of grant proposals, preparation of scientific paper, ethical aspects, reviewing process, criticism, and questions of scientific career.

Compulsory literature:

Longley, P.A., Goodchild M.F., Maguire D.J., Rhind D.W.: Geographical Information Systems and Science. Wiley, 2011. 495 stran. Gabrys, B.J., Langdale, J.A., 2012. How to succeed as a scientist: from postdoc to professor. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK ; New York. 212 s. ISBN 978-0-521-76586-2 Greenfield, T., Greener, S. (Eds.), 2016. Research Methods for Postgraduates: Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118763025 Pruzan, P., 2016. Research Methodology: The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science, 1st ed. 2016. ed. Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27167-5

Recommended literature:

Thomas, C.G., 2021. Research Methodology and Scientific Writing. Springer Nature, S.l. Betz, F., 2011. Managing science: methodology and organization of research, Innovation, technology, and knowledge management. Springer, New York. Kosso, P., 2011. A summary of scientific method. Springer, Dordrecht; New York. Dean, A., Voss, D., Draguljić, D., 2017. Design and Analysis of Experiments, Springer Texts in Statistics. Springer International Publishing, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52250-0

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Účast na konzultacích, seminární práce, ústní zkouška.


Other requirements

No additional requirements are imposed on the student


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Methodology of GIscience. Systematic approach to research in geoinformatics. Research design in geoinformatics and planning. Policy, comprehensibility. Research questions and hypothesis. Grant proposals. Scientific writing. Bibliography. Ethics. Experiments, modelling, simulations. Patents, industrial design. Mental maps. Statistical methods. Reviews, criticism. Scientific career.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (P0532D330037) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan

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