UOGP041 Research in Nursing 2

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Summer 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/6. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Iveta Bryjová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Yvetta Vrublová, Ph.D.
Institute of Paramedical Health Studies - Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Slováček Hagenová
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UOGP041/A: Wed 17. 3. 8:55–11:20 C310, Wed 24. 3. 8:55–11:20 C310, I. Bryjová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
In the introduction to the course, nursing is specified as a field of science with its own subject of research, theoretical models, standard terminology, classification systems and methodology. It is followed by a chapter showing how to formulate a research problem, a research question and research goals. The chapter Quantitative Research is focused mainly on mastering of basic research techniques (standardized tests and scales, principles of making original questionnaires and their first and second assessment stages). The chapter Qualitative Research provides understanding of basic philosophy of qualitative research, showing basic techniques of quantitative data collection - interview, monitoring, document analysis, case report sets. It instructs the students how to assess quantitative data by means of qualitative analysis, cluster formation method, grounded theory, matrix formation, etc. The course is aimed at acquainting the students of General Nurse discipline with the fundamentals of scientific methodology of the discipline and at teaching them to conceive and to implement and evaluate simple empiric research in clinical nursing.
  • 1. Introduction to sector research. Definition of science. Scientific findings. Characteristic features of modern science.
    2. Specification of the term "science", "research" and its types. Research in medicine and in nursing. Research priorities for the 21th century in nursing. Classification systems in nursing.
    3. Ethics of scientific approach in nursing. Ethical code of an institution dealing with research. Ethical code of a scientist.
    Ethics of scientific research in medicine and in nursing.
    4. Research stages: preparatory stage, research project, subject of research (hypothesis and its types, methods and techniques, processing, organization of research).
    5. Individual stages of preparation and execution of research process. Formulation of research problem.
    6. Work with information sources. Information systems for science and research. Databases for research and development. Structure of published scientific and research work. Searching - formulation and elaboration of a research problem with
    PICOt method.
    7. Evidence-based practice - EBP (EBN).
    8. Methods, techniques and strategies of research - summary, stages of a scientific proof. Principles for selection of a method, technique and strategy for specific research work. Variables in research, carrier - source of primary data and information.
    Secondary data and information in research.
    9. Assignment and tutorials on the upcoming project for credit allocation for WS - formulation of an individual research problem, searching for relevant studies in both Czech and foreign sources.
    10. Quantitative research method. Causality and inductive methods in scientific cognition. Causal tasks, causal systems. Inductive methods.
    11. Qualitative methodology of research in nursing - basic principles and procedures. Formulation of hypotheses.
    Formulation of research questions.
    12. Techniques of quantitative research - tests, questionnaires, scales.
    13. Methods of quantitative data evaluation - frequency table, mean values, diagrams. Testing of hypotheses.
    Answers to research questions found by research.
    14. Generalization of results - generalization, comparison to results of other studies (discussion).
    15. Qualitative research method. Use of qualitative methods in research. Qualitative methodology - basic principles and procedures.
    16. Qualitative research in sciences about humans at the beginning of the third millenium.
    17. Selected techniques of data and information collection: monitoring, interview, case studies, narrative methods.
    18. Evaluation of qualitative data by methods of qualitative and coloured analysis, cluster forming, grounded theory, matrix forming, etc.
    19. Project planning. Elaboration of an individual research problem to the form of a grant project.
    20. Critical reviewing of a scientific article.
    required literature
  • KRÁLOVÁ, J. Kvalitativní výzkum v ošetřovatelství. Distanční studijní opora a e-learningový kurz. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • RADKOVÁ, L. Kvantitativný výskum v ošetrovateľstve. E-opora. Opava: SLU v Opavě, FVP - ÚO, 2012. info
  • ŠPIRUDOVÁ, L. Výzkum v ošetřovatelství. Základy Evidence Based Practice v ošetřovatelství. Distanční studijní opora. Opava, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7248-860-5. info
  • MASTILIAKOVÁ, D. Výzkum v ošetřovatelství. E-opora. Opava: SLU v Opavě, FVP - ÚO, 2010. info
    recommended literature
  • EBM Guidelines. [online]. URL info
  • EBP Wikipedia [online]. URL info
  • eMedicine. [online]. URL info
  • BIRGER, H. Evidence-based practice: An analysis based on the philosophy of science. In Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2011, 62 (7), s. 1301-1310. [online], posl. akt. 2011 [cit.2012-09- 23]. URL info
  • FINEOUT-OVERHOLT, E., JOHNSTON, L. Teaching EBP: Asking Searchable Answerable Clinical Questions. In Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 2005; 2(3): 157-160. [online], posl. akt. 2005 [cit.2012-09- 23]. URL info
  • FINEOUT-OVERHOLT, E., HOFSTETTER, S., SHELL, L., JOHNSTON, L. Teaching EBP: Getting to the Gold: How to Search for the Best Evidence. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 2005; 2(4): 207-211. [online], posl. akt. 2005 [cit.2012-09- 23]. URL info
  • UpToDate [online]. URL info
  • ŠMERHOVSKÝ, Z., GÖPFERTOVÁ, D., FEBEROVÁ, J. Medicína založená na důkazech z pohledu klinické epidemiologie. Praha: Karolinum, 2007. ISBN 978-80-246-1314-7. info
  • LOBIONDO-WOOD, G., HABER, J. Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice. London: A Mosby, 2005. ISBN 978-0323-02828-8. info
  • GREENHALGH, T. Jak pracovat s vědeckou publikací. Základy medicíny založené na důkazu. Praha: GRADA, 2003. ISBN 80-247-0310-6. info
  • BAKOVÁ, A. Informační pracovníci a evidence based medicine. In INFORUM, 2001. Praha: INFORUM, 2001. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Seminář 6 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
80% attendance at practical sessions (the teacher can specify substitutive way of fulfilment of study duties to students who cannot attend compulsory lessons for serious reasons)
In addition to attendance at lectures and practical sessions, the students will elaborate an independent essay and prepare tasks for practical sessions during both semesters.
They shall present the results of their independent work on the first part of a research project - formulated research issue for an own research project, outcomes of research and work with EBP (evidence-based practice) method for a specific research project for credit allocation for WS.
For SS, they shall present and defend their own research project in form of a simple grant project. The course shall be finally completed by an exam - written test.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2022, Summer 2023, Summer 2024.
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