Subject:

Research and research methodology

Module:

Health Promotion

Holder of subject:

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

Education providers:

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

Contact hours - lectures:

50

Contact hours - seminar:

40

Contact hours - other forms of study:

20

Individual student work:

140

ECTS:

10

Level of study:

Second Bologna cycle study program Health Promotion

Semester:

Winter

Language:

  • Slovene/English
Subject specific competences:
 
Students:
  • knows research paradigms and research approaches and methods at health promotion researching;
  • knows importance of research for health promotion scope;
  • knows characteristics of research work;
  • gains understanding of connectedness of society and politics with researching;
  • gets aquainted with different research approaches in health promotion research;
  • knows how to combine and connect different methods in health care;
  • gets skills and knowledge to aplicate different typs of research designs with quantitative, qualitative and integrated approach;
  • knows how to define measurement instrument for quantitative and qualitative data collection; 
  • gains knowledge of online data collecton and of use of online methods;
  • knows different manners of sampling, collecting and processing of data;
  • considers about ethical dimensions of researching.

Mandatory  and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Marušić Matko et al. Uvod u znanstveni rad u medicine. Medicinska naklada. 5 izdanje, Zagreb, 2013.
  • Mejovšek Milko. Metode znanstvenog istraživanja u društvenim in humanističkim znanostima. Naklada Slap. 2 dopunjeno izdanje, 2013.
  • Creswell, John W. ; Plano Clark, Vicki L. (2009): Designing and conducting mixed methods research, Thousand Oaks ; London ; New Delhi : Sage.
  • Teddlie, Charles in Abbas Tashakkori  (2009): Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences quantitative approaches, Thousand Oaks, Sage.
  • Košmelj K. Uporabna statistika. Biotehniška fakulteta. Ljubljana, 2001.
  • Bonita R, Beaglehole R, Kjellström T. BASIC EPIDEMIOLOGY. 2nd edition. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2006. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/ 2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
  • Zaletel-Kragelj L, Božikov J. Methods and tools in public health: a handbook for teachers, researchers, health professionals and decision makers (ur.). Lage: Hans Jacobs publishing company; 2010. (izbrana poglavja) http://www.snz.unizg.hr/ph-see/Documents/Publications/PH-SEE_Book6_Full_MethodsAndToolsInPH.pdf
  • Lobe, B. Združevanje kvalitativnih in kvantitativnih metod - stara praksa v novi preobleki?. Družbosl. razpr. (Tisk. izd.). [Tiskana izd.], dec. 2006, letn. 22, št. 53, str. 55-73. 
  • Lobe, B. Integration of online research methods, (Book series Social informatics - information society). Ljubljana: Faculty of Social Sciences, 2008. 191 str.
  • Članki po navodilih VSU


Recommended references:

  • Zaletel-Kragelj L, Eržen I, Premik M. Uvod v javno zdravje. Ljubljana: Medicinska fakulteta, Katedra za javno zdravje; 2007.
  • Kovačić L, Zaletel-Kragelj L (ur.). Management in health care practice: a handbook for teachers, researchers, health professionals and decision makers. Lage: Hans Jacobs Publishing Company; 2008. (izbrana poglavja). http://www.snz.unizg.hr/ph-see/Documents/Publications/FPH-SEE_Book_ Management_in_Health.pdf
  • Hancock B. Trent focus for research and development in primary health care. An introduction to qualitative research. Nottingam: Trent Focus Group; 1998. http://faculty.uccb.ns.ca/pmacintyre/course_pages/MBA603/
  • MBA603_files/IntroQualitativeResearch.pdf
  • Članki po navodilih VSU:
  • Meltzer D, Chung J, Khalili P, Marlow E, Arora V, Schumock G, Burt R. Exploring the use of social network methods in designing healthcare quality improvement teams. Soc Sci Med. 201071(6):1119-30.
  • Provan KG, Veazie MA, Teufel-Shone NI, Huddleston C. Network analysis as a tool for assessing and building community capacity for provision of chronic disease services. Health Promot Pract. 2004 5(2):174-81.
  • Rychetnik L, Hawe P, Waters E, Barratt A, Frommer M. A glossary for evidence based public health. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2004;58(7):538-45.
  • Hatala JP. Social network analysis in human resource development: A new methodology. Hum Resour Dev Rev 2006 5: 45-71.
  • Kohatsu ND, Robinson JG, Torner JC. Evidence-based public health: An evolving concept. Am J Prev Med. 2004;27(5):417-21.
  • Brownson RC, Gurney JG, Land GH. Evidence-based decision making in public health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 1999;5(5):86-97.

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

Basic knowledge of research methods and public health.

Assessment methods:

  • written examination – 100 %.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, seminars, group work.