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Anita Villeruša

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Information
Course Code:SVUEK_021LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:6.00ECTS:9.00
Branch of Science:Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind and CognitionTarget Audience:Public Health
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Anita Villeruša
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
The Head of Structural Unit:Ģirts Briģis
Contacts:Rīga, Kronvalda bulvāris 9, svekatrsu[pnkts]lv, svekatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67338307
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)12Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures24
Classes (number)12Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes48
Total Contact Hours72
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Public health, Biostatistics, Ethics
Objective:
To give insight into the research methods in Public health sciences. To make students form scientific systematic and analytic thinking. To develop understanding and skills on separate stages of research starting with generation of ideas, formulating the basic problem of hypothesis, making the research plan (design), collecting of data and planning of analysis till the description of research. During research the students will get an idea on formulating qualitative and quantitative approach in making a research plan. Content of study subject – Quantitative and Qualitative Paradigm for the study. Theoretic base for research. Abstraction. Conceptions. Construction. Theorem. Principles. Establishing a research problem. Hypothesis. Questions of research. Study design. Sample. Acquiring of data in qualitative and quantitave research. Quality assurance of data. Data analysis steps. Writing a Master's paper, etc. research papers (publication). Demands for publications.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Classes1.00auditorium
2Lectures1.00auditorium
3Classes1.00auditorium
4Lectures1.00auditorium
5Lectures1.00auditorium
6Classes1.00auditorium
7Lectures1.00auditorium
8Classes2.00auditorium
9Classes2.00auditorium
10Lectures1.00auditorium
11Lectures1.00auditorium
12Classes2.00auditorium
13Classes2.00auditorium
14Lectures1.00auditorium
15Classes4.00auditorium
16Lectures2.00auditorium
17Classes2.00auditorium
18Lectures1.00auditorium
19Classes2.00auditorium
20Lectures1.00auditorium
21Classes2.00auditorium
22Lectures1.00auditorium
23Classes3.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Assesment of research paper. Research proposal.
Assessment Criteria:
Participation in clases 10%, group work 10%, review of research paper 10%, presentation of Individual research proposal 70%
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Main principles of organization, implementation and evaluation stages of the research work.
Skills:To formulate the research problem or hypothesis; To make research design and set certain tasks: To build up a research chart, define constructs, processes and their outcome, which will be studied, and look for measuring instruments for their assessment; To make a useful and reliable survey or interview protocol. To define statistical data analysis methods.
Competencies:To work out research proposal
Bibliography
No.Reference
1Web-Based Textbook: The Research Methods Knowledge Base, by William Trochim, 2006, http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/contents.htm
2Introduction to Research Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, Elizabeth De Poy; Laura N. Gitlin; Mosby A Harcourt Health Sciences Company; 1998
3How to Research, L.Blaxter, Ch. Hughes, M.Tight; Open University Press; USA, 1998
4The Public Health Researcher. A Methodological Guide, Jeanne Daly, Allan Kellehear, Michael Gliksman; Oxford University Press, 1997
1Research Design Qualitative&Quantitative Approaches, John W. Creswell; SAGE Publication, 1994
2Doing Qualitative Research. APractical Handbook, David Silverman; SAGE Publication Ltd, 2000
3Research Methods in Health, Ann Bowling,Second edition, Open University Press, 2000.
4Foundations of Behavioral Research, 4 edition, Fred N.Kerlinger, Howard B.Lee,Thomson learning, London, 2000.
5Presenting your Findings, A Practical Guide for Creating Tables,Adelheid A.M.Nicol, Penny M. Pexman; American Psychological Association, 1999
6Health measurement scales apractical guide to their development and use, third edition, David L. Streiner, Geoffrey R.Norman,// OxfordUniversity Press, 2003
7Research methodsodology in the Medical and Biological Sciences, ed. by P Laake. H B Benestad, B R Olsen; Elsevier Ltd, 2007
1Zigrīda Goša, Statistika, LU, Rīga, 2003.
2Irina Arhipova, Signe Bāliņa, Statistika ekonomikā, Datorzinību centrs, 2003