Subject:

Scientific research work and methodos: Quantitative, qualitative and mix methods

Module:

Health Care Sciences

Holder of subject:

Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Associate Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Associate Professor
  • Dr Bojana Lobe, Assistant Professor
  • Dr Mirna Macur, Associate Professor
  • Dr Samo Uhan, Associate Professor

Contact hours - lectures:

30

Contact hours - seminar:

40

Contact hours - exercises:

 

Individual student work:

430

ECTS:

20

Level of study:

Third cycle study program Health Care Sciences

Semester:

Winter

Language:

Slovene/English

Subject specific competences:

 

The student:

  • Understand of research paradigms in health care sciences,
  • Understand methodology and methods of basic and applicative research in healthcare sciences,
  • Understand a meaning of new knowledge and responsibility for it,
  • Recognize and understand characteristics of basic and applicative research work,
  • Get understanding about correlations society and politic with research performing, 
  • Recognize different research approaches in nursing, health promotion and healthcare management, 
  • Understand how to make combination of different research methods,
  • Get knowledge and skills for different research designs (qualitative, quantitative, mix methods),
  • Get knowledge for instruments development,
  • Understand relationship between population and sample, types of sampling,
  • Find different relevant data bases,
  • Understand ethical dimension of research and publication. 

Mandatory  and recommended references:

 

 

 

 

 

Mandatory references:

  • Bowling, A., 2009. Research methods in health: investigating health and health services. Berkshire; New York: Open University Press.  
  • Peters, D.H., Tran, N.T., Adam, T., 2013. Implementation research in health: a practical guide. Copenhagen: World Health Organization, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. 
  • Watson, R., Atkinson, I. & Egerton, P., 2006. Successful statistics for nursing and healthcare. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Streubert, H.J. & Rinaldi Carpenter J., 2011. Qualitative research in nursing: advancing the humanistic imperative. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  
  • Polit, D. & Tatano Beck, C., 2006. Essentials of nursing research: methods, appraisal, and utilization. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  
  • Gomm, R., 2004. Social research methodology: a critical introduction. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.  
  • Munro, B.H., 2005. Statistical methods for health care research. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  
  • Smith, J.A., Flowers, P. & Larkin, M., 2013. Interpretative phenomenological analysis: theory, method and research.
  • Marušić Matko, et al., 2013. Uvod u znanstveni rad u medicine. 5 izd. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada.
  • Mejovšek, M., 2013. Metode znanstvenog istraživanja u društvenim in humanističkim znanostima. 2 dopunjeno izdanje. Naklada Slap.
  • Creswell, J.W., Plano, C. & Vicki, L., 2009. Designing and conducting mixed methods research. Thousand Oaks; London; New Delhi: Sage.
  • Teddlie, C. & Abbas, T., 2009. Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences quantitative approaches.  Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Košmelj, K., 2001. Uporabna statistika. Ljubljana: Biotehniška fakulteta.
  • Bonita, R., Beaglehole, R. & Kjellström, T., 2006. Basic epidemiology. 2nd ed. Geneva: World Health Organization.
  • Available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/ 2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
  • Zaletel-Kragelj, L. & Božikov, J., 2010. Methods and tools in public health: a handbook for teachers, researchers, health professionals and decision makers. Lage: Hans Jacobs publishing company.  Available at: http://www.snz.unizg.hr/ph-see/
  • Documents/Publications/PH-SEE_Book6_Full_MethodsAndToolsInPH.pdf  (izbrana poglavja)
  • Lobe, B., 2006. Združevanje kvalitativnih in kvantitativnih metod - stara praksa v novi preobleki?. Družboslovne razprave, 22(53), pp. 55-73. 
  • Lobe, B., 2008. Integration of online research methods, (Book series Social informatics - information society). Ljubljana: Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Singh, K., 2007. Quantitative Social Research Methods. Sage.
  • Norušis. IBM SPSS Statistics 19 Guide to Data Analysis. 
  • Pallant, J., 2010. SPSS Survival Manual. A step by step guide to data analysis using SPSS. 4th ed. Open University Press, McGraw Hill.
  • Članki po navodilih VSU 

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

None.

Assessment methods:

  • oral presentation of seminar work - 40%
  • written examination - 60%

Teaching methods:

Lectures, seminars, work with texts, work in groups, presentation in front of group. Seminar work with data from secondary qualitative data in on line database ADP). Exam.