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Theoretical Demography - MD360P10R
Title: Teoretická demografie
Czech title: Teoretická demografie
Guaranteed by: Department of Demography and Geodemography (31-360)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 25
Min. number of students: 5
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
the course is taught as cyclical
Guarantor: RNDr. Mgr. Olga Kurtinová, Ph.D.
Incompatibility : MD360P10
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Annotation -
The position of demography within the current development of science, the essence of scientific approach to reality and the importance of ideology in the process of cognition, classification
scientific disciplines and the position of demography within them. Attention is paid to the importance of statistics and statistical structures in understanding reality and use
This approach to understanding the hierarchy of reality, the essence of a systemic approach in demography and the internal and external conditionality of demographic processes.
A separate issue is the internal differentiation of demography and its connection to knowledge in fields such as sociology, economics, geography,
anthropology and ecology. The concept of demographic development, theory of demographic revolution, population optimum is explained and attention is paid to it
critical discussion of the current state of demographic theory.
Last update: Kurtinová Olga, RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2020)
Literature -

BURCH, T. K. Demography in a new key: A theory of population theory. Demographic research, 2003, vol. 9., article 11, s. 263-284.
BURCH, T. K. Data, Models, Theory and Reality: The structure of Demographic Knowledge, in Agent-Based Computational Demography: Using Simulation to Improve Our Understanding of Demographic Behaviour. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag, 2003, s. 19-41
COLEMAN, D., SCHOFIELD, R. (eds.). The state of population theory: Forward from Malthus. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986. ISBN-13: 978-0631160946
DE BRUIJN, B. J. Foundation of Demographic Theory: choise, process, kontext. Groningen: Univerzita Groningen, 1999, Doctoral theis.
FAJKUS, B. Filosofie a metodologie vědy: Vývoj, současnost a perspektivy. Praha: Academica, 2005. 339 s., ISBN 80-200-1304-0.
McMAHAN, J. Problems of Population Theory. Ethic, 1981, vol. 92, no. 1, Special Issue on Rights (Oct., 1981), s. 96-127.
OBERMEYER, C. M. Qualitative methods: A Key to a Better Understanding of Demographic Behavior? Population and Development Review, 1997, vol. 23, no. 4., s. 813-818.
OCHRANA, F. Metodologie vědy: Úvod do problému, Praha: Karolinum. 2009, 158 s., ISBN 9788024616094.
PAVLÍK, Z. The theory of demographic revolution. European Demographic Information Bulletin, ECPS, The Hague 1980.
PAVLÍK, Z. (ed.). Position of Demography Among Other Disciplines, Praha: KDGD, PřF UK, 2000.
POSTON, D. L; MICKLIN, M. Handbook of Population. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publisher, 2005, 918 s., ISBN 0-306-47768-8.
STYCOS, M. J. Demography as an Interdiscipline. Sociological Forum, 1987, vol. 2, no. 4, Special Issue: Demography as an Interdiscipline. (Autumn, 1987), pp. 616-618.
XIE, Y. 2000. Demography: Past, Present, and Future. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2000, vol. 95, no. 450, s. 670-673.

Last update: Kurtinová Olga, RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2020)
Requirements to the exam -

Current syllabus and course requirements for the academic year 2019/2020 are in Moodle.

Last update: Kurtinová Olga, RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2020)
Syllabus -

Sylabus is available in Czech.

Last update: Kurtinová Olga, RNDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.02.2020)
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