UOSP033 Nursing Research 1

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2014
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Martin Stanoev, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lenka Špirudová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lenka Špirudová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lenka Špirudová, Ph.D.
Institute of Paramedical Health Studies - Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those 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 and classification systems and methodology. What follows is 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, on principles of making of original questionnaires and their first and second stages of assessment. The chapter Qualitative Research provides knowledge about basic techniques of quantitative data collection - interview, monitoring, document analysis, case report sets. It instructs students how to assess quantitative data by means of a cluster formation method, grounded theory, matrix formation etc. The aim of this course is to present fundamentals of scientific methods of the field to students of nursing and to teach them to draft and execute as well as assess a simple empiric research in clinical nursing.
  • 1. Introduction to sector research. Definition of science. Scientific findings. Typical features of modern sciences.
    2. Specification of the term "research" and its types. Science, scientific approach, basic and applied research. Research in medicine. Classification systems in nursing.
    3. Scientific approach, resources of human knowledge, description of a scientific approach.
    4. Ethics of a scientific approach in nursing. The ethical code of an institution dealing with research. The ethical code of a scientist. Ethics of scientific research in medicine and nursing.
    5. Research stages: preparatory stage, research project, subject of the research (hypothesis and its types, methods and techniques, processing, organization of research).
    6. Priorities of research for the 21st century in nursing.
    7. Individual stages of preparation and execution of a research process.
    8. Formulation of a research problem, work with information sources. Searching - formulation and elaboration of a research problem.
    9. Methods, techniques and strategies of research - summary, stages of a scientific proof. Basics for selection of a method, technique and strategy for specific research work. Variables in research - carrier - a source of primary data and information. Secondary data in research.
    10. Information systems for research and development. Research and development databases. A structure of publicized scientific research work.
    11. EBP (EBN).
    12. Assignment and consultations of the upcoming project for credit allocation for WT - formulation of an individual research problem, searching for relevant studies in both Czech and foreign sources.
    13. Quantitative research method. Causality and inductive methods in scientific findings. Causal tasks, causal systems. Inductive methods.
    14. Quantitative methodology of research in nursing - basic principles and processes. Formulation of hypotheses. Formulation of research questions.
    15. Techniques of quantitative research - tests, questionnaires, scales.
    16. Data assessment methods - frequency table, mean values, graphs. Hypothesis testing. Responses to research questions found out in the research.
    17. Generalization of results, comparison to results from different studies.
    18. Qualitative research method. Using of qualitative methods in research. Qualitative methodology - basic principles and procedures.
    19. Qualitative research in sciences about humans at the threshold of the 3rd millennium.
    20. Specific techniques of data and information collection - monitoring, interview.
    21. Causal systems, case reports.
    22. Assessment of qualitative data by methods of cluster forming, grounded theory, matrix forming etc.
    23. EBP - EBN, method of PICO(T).
    24. Project planning. Elaboration of an individual research problem to the form of a grant project.
    25. Critical reviewing of a scientific article.
    recommended literature
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. Lékařský výzkum a etika. Praha: Grada, 2005. info
  • BURNS,N. Study Guide for the Practice of Nursing Research. ELSEVIER. ISBN 978-0-72160-6. info
  • KRÁLOVÁ, J. Kvalitativní výzkum v ošetřovatelství. Distanční studijní opora a e-learningový kurz. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • RADKOVÁ, L. Kvantitativní výzkum ošetřovatelství. Distanční studijní opora a e-learningový kurz. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • KUDELOVÁ, J. Vyhledávání odborné literatury on-line - Distanční studijní opora a e-learningový kurz. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • ŠPIRUDOVÁ, L. Výzkum v ošetřovatelství (EBN). Distanční studijní opora a e-learningový kurz. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • BÁRTLOVÁ, S., SADÍLEK, P., TÓTHOVÁ,V. Výzkum a ošetřovatelství. Brno: NCO NZO, 2005. ISBN 70-7013-416-X. info
  • MELNYK,B.,FINEOUT-OVERHOLT,E. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Health Care. A Guide to Best Practice. ELSEVIER, 2004. ISBN 0-7817-4477-6. info
  • ŽIÁKOVÁ, K. Ošetrovateľstvo-teória a vedecký výskum. Martin: Osveta, 2003. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Přednáška 1 HOD/TYD, Seminář 5 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
In addition to attendance to lectures and practical sessions, the students will elaborate an essay independently and prepare tasks for practical sessions during both the semesters. They shall present results of their independent work on the first part of a research project - reviewing and work with EBP (evidence-based practice) for credit allocation for WT. For ST, they shall present and plea for their own research projects. The exam in a form of a written test.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018.
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