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Basics of Research Work II

Structure Type: A part of a study unit
Code: SHA0103B
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2008H
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 2 (2009-2010)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Nurmi, Regina
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2009-2010

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
9S-SH-3A2009-10-26 – 2009-12-19Hanna-Leena Melender, Virpi ElomaaFinnish2009-10-05 – 2009-11-01
10S-SH-3B2010-01-04 – 2010-03-06Paula Hakala, Virpi ElomaaFinnish2009-12-07 – 2010-01-10
11S-SH-3CK2010-03-08 – 2010-05-28Hanna-Leena Melender, Virpi ElomaaFinnish2010-02-15 – 2010-03-14
12 2010-03-08 – 2010-05-28Hanna-Leena Melender, Mari Salminen-Tuomaala, Virpi ElomaaFinnish2010-02-15 – 2010-03-14

Learning Outcomes

The student will get familiar with the basics in nursing research and will be able to use quantitative and qualitative research methods for seeking and analyzing information when writing essays, conducting surveys and when writing the Bachelor´s thesis. Students become aware of scientific research process and they know how to use and benefit from research information. Students recognize the role of research in the development of their profession. Students learn the basic statistical concepts, and they learn to produce and display statistical data graphically. The student is able to evaluate the validity and reliability of the results and they are aware of research ethics.


Information search and criteria for scientific knowledge. Definition of a research plan. Quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- Ernvall, R. & ernvall, S. 2002. Tilastollisia menetelmiä sosiaali- ja terveysalalla. Helsinki. WSOY.
- Janhonen, S. & Nikkonen, M. (eds) 2001. Laadulliset tutkimusmenetelmät hoitotieteessä. Helsinki. WSOY.
- Paunonen, M & Vehviläinen-Julkunen, K. 1998. Hoitotieteen tutkimusmetodiikka. 2 ed. Helsinki. WSOY.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, exercises and independent study

Assessment Methods

Written assignment, exercises. Numeric assessment.