Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Analysis of Regional Development
Course code:ARR
Course title in language of instruction:Analýzy v regionálním rozvoji
Course title in Czech:Analýzy v regionálním rozvoji
Course title in English:Analysis of Regional Development
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2; part-time, 20/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Kristina Somerlíková, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Aims of the course:•familiarization with the processing of multidimensional regional data
•understanding the principles of constructing the composite indicator from group indicators and their subsequent evaluation and interpretation
•acquaintance with sources of regional data and their processing
•familiarization with widely used composite indicators (indices)
Course contents:
1.Review of the basic terms and phenomena from the field of regional development, the concepts of state, development, convergence/divergence and disparity from the viewpoint of quantification (allowance 4/0)
2.Statistical methods (mathematical, graphical) for processing multidimensional data (allowance 12/10)
3.Composite indicators, methodical principles of their construction and interpretation (allowance 8/6)
4.Most frequently used composite indicators (indices) - The Czech Republic, Europe, world (allowance 4/0)
5.Students' projects consultation (allowance 0/12)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work independently
-science and research skills

Specific competences:
-Assess regional differences and possibilities to influence international inequalities
-Mastering the numerical and graphical presentation of results of analysis of regional data.
-Skills associated with obtaining and processing information about the regions.
-Statistical analysis of regional data.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Written test (with maximum 50 points) in a form of data matrix evaluation by means of STATISTICA SW. To pass the course it is crucial to gather at least 50 % of the total points, that is, 21 points.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h20 h
     practice28 h0 h
     preparation for exam56 h80 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h0 h
     preparation of presentation0 h25 h
     elaboration and execution of projects28 h43 h
Total168 h168 h

Basic reading list
  • DUFEK, J. -- MINAŘÍK, B. Analýza indikátorů pro hodnocení cílů realizace Strategie regionálního rozvoje v České republice. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2009. 119 p. První vydání, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7375-366-5.
  • HRABÁNKOVÁ, M. et al. Faktory regionálního rozvoje a jejich vliv na sociálně-ekonomický potenciál regionu: vědecká monografie. 1st ed. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2011. 111 p. ISBN 978-80-7204-752-9.
  • SVATOŠOVÁ, L. -- HRABÁNKOVÁ, M. -- BOHÁČKOVÁ, I. Regionální rozvoj z pozice strukturální politiky. České Budějovice: Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích Zemědělská univerzita, 2005. 173 p. ISBN 80-7040-749-2.
  • HEBÁK, P. et al. Vícerozměrné statistické metody [3]. 1st ed. Praha: Informatorium, 2005. 255 p. ISBN 80-7333-039-3.
  • NARDO , M. Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators. Roma: OECD Publishing, 2008. 158 p. ISBN 978-92-6404-345-9.