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IE - Basic Scientific Methodology - CMEDVM12
Title: IE - Základy vědecké metodologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology 3FM CU and NIMH (12-PCHI)
Faculty: Third Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2015
Semester: winter
Points: 1
E-Credits: 1
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/16, other [HS]
Extent per academic year: 16 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kožený, CSc.
Classification: Medicine > Theory and Methodology
Attributes: Modul IE
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kožený, CSc. (27.05.2008)
The basic scientific methodology. The student is acquainted with principles of scientific investigation, with the characteristics of variables, with the basic principles of measurement, testing of hypotheses and construction of research plans.
Aim of the course -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kožený, CSc. (27.05.2008)

The primary aim is to (a) prepare students for critical reading of scientific reports; (b) constructing and exercising research protocols.

Literature -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kožený, CSc. (27.05.2008)

Kerlinger, F. N., Foundation of Behavioral Research, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc., New York 1986 ].

Kumar, R., Research Methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners, London: Sage Pub., 1999

Popper, K. R., Logic of Scientific Discovery, London: Routlege, 1995 14th ed.

Hulley, S. B. et al., Designing Clinical Research, Philadephia: Lippincot, Williams & Wilkis, 2001, 2nd ed,

Teaching methods -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kožený, CSc. (27.05.2008)

Seminar and exercises.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kožený, CSc. (28.09.2010)

Active participation, current knowledge examination at the beginning of each seminar, final written examination.

Syllabus -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kožený, CSc. (27.05.2008)

1] General Orientation

a) Principles of scientific inquiry

b) Characteristics of scientific approach

c) Science, logic, and Popper

d) Methods of knowing

e) Role of facts

f) Theory as a frame of reference

2] Variables in research

a) Definition of variable

b) Types of variables

c) Concepts, indicators, and variables

d) Difference between concepts and variables

3] Measurement research perspective

a) Definition and basic principles of measurement

b) Measurement and scientific inquiry

c) Scales of Measurement

4] Principles of hypotheses testing

a) Definition of a hypothesis

b) Function of a hypothesis

c) Types of hypothesis

d) Testing a hypothesis

5] Research design

a) Definition and functions of a research design

b) Selection of a study design

c) Research process

d) Artifacts in research

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