Course: Research methods, statistics

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Course title Research methods, statistics
Course code KAZ/MEVS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Pistulková Alena, PhDr.
  • Beránek Václav, Mgr. et Mgr.
Course content
1. Research and science in health care - characteristics of research in healthcare, research organization in the CR, research, the direction of research in healthcare. 2. Scientific approach and human cognition - the scientific approach, basic concept in scientific approach, sources of human knowledge (tradition, experience, tests and errors, scientific thinking), ethical aspects of scientific work in healthcare. 3. Information sources - evidence of based medicine, sources- electronic x printed, primary x secondary abstracts, research, ISO 690 citations, impact factor. 4.Methods of scientific work - pre-research phase (exploration, piloting, pretest), basic methods of scientific work (observation, description, comparison, experimentation), basic logical processes (analysis, synthesis, induction, deduction). 5. Techniques of data collection 1 - observation, experiment, study of documents. 6. Techniques of data collection 2 - a questionnaire survey, scales, interview, case report. 7. Techniques of data collection 3 - case interpretation, interview 8. Project preparation - preparatory phase, hypotheses, outline of a project. 9. Written research report - structure of a report, publishing of research results. 10. Introduction to statistics - basic statistical concepts and goals, statistical data processing, principles for the compilation tables and graphs.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Contact hours - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 23 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
A graduate will be able to elaborate a a scientific journal article into a scientific journal, to work with information sources, to set hypotheses and formulate main research problems. He/she will be able to apply bases of statistical data analysis.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Bártlová, S., Sadílek, P., Tóthová, V. Výzkum a ošetřovatelství 1. vyd.. Brno: NCO NZO, 2005.
  • Disman,M. Jak se vyrádbí sociologická znalost 3. vyd.. Praha: Karolinum, 2002.
  • Farkašová, D. et al. Výzkum v ošetřovatelství 1. vyd.. Martin: Osveta, 2002.
  • Kutnohorská, J. Výzkum ve zdravotnictví 1. vyd.. Olomouc: UP, 2008.
  • Meško, D., Katuščák, D. et al. Akademická příručka 1. české vyd.. Martin: Osveta, 2006.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Assistant of Protection and Support of Public Health (2012) Health service 2 Winter
Faculty of Health Care Studies Assistant of Protection and Support of Public Health (2016) Health service 2 Winter