In previous posts, we dealt with topics related to the choice of a bachelor’s or master’s thesis topic, with a creative curriculum, and the collection of basic resources and information relevant to the topic of a bachelor’s or master’s thesis. The elaboration of the theoretical part of the thesis is one of the main requirements of each bachelor’s or master’s thesis and represents the student’s ability to work with resources and information, as well as the ability to analyze individual sources and formulate a coherent professional text in the context of a given topic that is dealt with in the bachelor’s and master’s thesis. In order to prepare the theoretical part, it is advisable to prepare a set of basic professional literature in advance to work with. It is advisable to also add relevant electronic resources from professional academic databases, or statistical information and institution data, or also foreign-language and journal resources.
In addition to the set of basic and extended professional resources, it is also necessary to set the outline of the theoretical part of the bachelor’s and master’s thesis. The outline of the theoretical part of the thesis should have a logical and interconnected structure. Basic concepts and consequently theoretical problems in a broader context should be elaborated. We must point out that the concepts and problems dealt with in the theoretical part should be further elaborated in the practical part. A distinction between the theoretical and the practical part may also be a chapter on research methods and the application of qualitative or quantitative research.
When elaborating individual chapters of the theoretical part, it is possible to use citations from professional sources or by paraphrase the scientific text. However, it is necessary to adhere to quotations, whether direct or indirect, and to state them according to the valid citation standard, which can be verified or created on the web portal citace.com. It is also possible to study a set of basic and extended professional resources and then process a coherent text with links to professional resources. The difference in processing will differ in particular from the choice of topic, otherwise legal, economic or scientific topics will be conceived.
In the introductory chapter of the theoretical part of the bachelor’s or master’s thesis it is appropriate to formulate some general starting point for the choice of the topic of the work, for example the reason for choosing the topic of the work, the current state of knowledge in this area based on current knowledge in the field. It is also appropriate to outline the structure and structure of the entire scientific text, which should be supplemented by the setting of the objectives of the bachelor’s and master’s thesis, or the determination of hypotheses. The following short chapter of the previous theoretical part should include the methodology of work and the determination of applied research methods.