Course code PārZ4064

Credit points 2

Research in hospitality

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation26.02.2020

Responsible UnitUztura katedra

Course developer

author Uztura katedra

Ilze Beitāne

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Citi4027, Strategic Management of Hospitality Businesses

Ekon4078, Business Planning and Statistics I

Ekon4080, Business Planning and Statistics II

PārZ3046, Basics of Research Work

VadZ2046, Personnel Management

VadZ4082, Hotels and Restaurant Management

Course abstract

Students acquire practical knowledge and skills in research planning, implementation and defence within the framework of the Bachelor's thesis. Practical works improve their skills in realization and presentation of certain researches.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge – student understands the structure of the bachelor thesis, its development stages, and the procedure of preparation and submission of the thesis; knows how to make a presentation of their research. (Test)
Skills – student is able to develop research plan independently, to carry out research, to present it and to draw the main conclusions; to make, present and defend a research presentation. (Practical work 1 and 2)

Competencies – Student is able to plan and carry out research independently, explaining and defending the research. (Homework)

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Outline of bachelor thesis development stages, preparation, submission, thesis reviewers, defence.
2. Bachelor's thesis and control of plagiarism.
3. Analysis of bachelor thesis goal and task formulation, improvement.
4. Positive and negative examples of previous bachelor's theses (formulations of aims and tasks).
5. Structure of bachelor's thesis. Literature and references.
6. Development of research plan.
7. Development of research plan.
8. Defence of research plan.
9. Drawing conclusions.
10. Positive and negative examples of bachelor thesis conclusions.
11. Introduction and annotation, their differences.
12. Prepare an example of introduction and annotation.
13. Conditions for correct presentation.
14. Good and bad examples of presentations.
15. Presentation preparation and analysis.
16. Mistakes in defence of bachelor thesis.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Test with a mark.
The rating consists of:
• One test on a theory.
• Two practical works - developing a research plan for the bachelor's thesis and preparing a presentation on a specific topic.
• Homework - work on bachelor's thesis by submitting a progress report at the end of the course.
Test, practical works and progress report must be successfully completed (lowest grade 4)

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

1. Practical work. Elaboration of research plan for bachelor's work (Student starts work in classes, continues and finishes individually)
2. Practical work. Preparation of a presentation on a specific topic.
Homework - work on bachelor's thesis. Progress report.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

To pass the course, the student must pass the test; complete and defend two practical works; prepare and submit a report about homework.

Compulsory reading

1. Metodiskie norādījumi bakalaura darba izstrādei un aizstāvēšanai [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 13.02.2020.]. Sastādīti I.Milleres un I.Beitānes vadībā. Jelgava: LLU, 2018. 25 lpp. Pieejams:
2. Hofmanis D. K. Prezentācija un moderācija: efektīva komunikācija un mērķtiecīga tehnisko līdzekļu lietošana. /Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2005. 128 lpp.
3. Eko U. Kā uzrakstīt diplomdarbu: humanitārās zinātnes. / Rīga: Jāņa Rozes apgāds, 2006. 319 lpp.


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