Course: Research methods, statistics

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Course title Research methods, statistics
Course code KAZ/MVSR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
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
  • 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. Project preparation - preparatory phase, hypotheses, outline of a project. 8. Written research report - structure of a report, publishing of research results. 9. 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 - 18 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 35 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 vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha Nakladatelství 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 Radiological Assistant (2012) Health service 2 Winter
Faculty of Health Care Studies Radiological Assistant (2016) Health service 2 Summer