Research methods

Study field:  

Holder of subject:

Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Professor
Dr Bojana Lobe, Associate Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Professor
  • Dr Bojana Lobe, Associate Professor

Contact hours – lectures:


Contact hours – seminar:


Contact hours – clinical training:


Other forms of organized study work: 40

Individual student work:




Level of study:

Second cycle study program Advanced Nursing Care





Subject specific competences:


  • becomes acquainted with research paradigms and research approaches and methods which constitute nursing and health care practice;
  • gains awareness of the significance of research for nursing;
  • learns about the characteristics of research work;
  • explores research paradigms, research approaches and methods which constitute nursing and health care practice;
  • becomes acquainted with a overview of different research designs in  nursing research;
  • learns methods and techniques to effectively use various types of research designs;  
  • different approaches of data analysis;
  • considers ethical dimensions of research;
  • Become capable of collecting empirical data for decision making; Basic knowledge about statistical conclusions; Purpose, use and types statistical methods, selection of methods, review of data, interpretation of data;
  • To know basic conception and use of qualitative technic of data analysis.  

Mandatory and recommended references:






  • Polit, D.F. & Tatano Beck, C., 2018. Essential of Nursing research: study guide to accompany principles and methods. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer.
  • Bowling, A., 2014. Research methods in health; Investigating health and health services. 4th ed. New York: Open University Press. 2014.
  • Salazar, L.F., Crosby, R.A. & DiClemente, R.J., 2015. Research methods in health promotion. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Zaletel-Kragelj, L. & Božikov, J., 2010. Methods and tools in public health: a handbook for teachers, researchers, health professionals and decision makers (ur.). Lage: Hans Jacobs publishing company. (izbrana poglavja)
  • Mesec, B., 1998. Uvod v kvalitativno raziskovanje v socialnem delu. Ljubljana: Visoka šola za socialno delo.  
  • Košmelj, K., 2001. Uporabna statistika. Biotehniška fakulteta. Ljubljana: Biotehniška fakulteta.
  • Hawkes, J.S. & Marsh, W.H., 2005. Discovering Statistics. 2nd ed. New York: Hawkes Publishing, Charlotte.
  • Mac Berthouex, P. & Brown, L.C., 2002. Statistics for Environmental Engineers. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: Lewis Publishers.  
  • 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.
  • Članki po navodilu izvajalcev predmeta

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

Basic nursing knowledge and research in nursing care (Bachelor degree).

Assessment methods:

  • Written examination - 100%


Teaching methods:

Lectures, seminars, group work