Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Verona)

Epidemiology and statistics - METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE

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Name of lecturer
Mauro Niero
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1°anno 1°semestre LMSIO dal Nov 13, 2017 al Jan 17, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The general focus of the course refers to the research methods in social sciences, questionnaires in particular.
The student will acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills for selecting constructing and managing a research questionnaire based research in the health care field.


The course includes the following subjects:
- General aspects on the questionnaire, typical research designs requiring questionnaires, types of administration, types of adaptation per subject, languages, culture and objectives.
- Currently used standardized questionnaires: outcome questionnaires and patient-satisfaction questionnaires;
- Questionnaire construction; endpoints and theoretical framework; questionnaire structure; questioning; measurement issues (individual questions and measurement scales);
- Questionnaire and statistics; questionnaire validation and data processing;

Online questionnaires: the course foresees a practical exercise consisting of the construction of a questionnaire through a dedicated software.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Niero Introduzione alla progettazione e alla pratica della ricerca sociale (Edizione 2009) Guerini 2005 88-8107-190-8

Assessment methods and criteria

Exams consists of a multiple response test

The exam will be made on materials provided by the teacher (slides of the lessons and focused texts)

General references are the following:
M.Niero. Qualità della vita e della salute. Angeli Milano 2012.
M.Niero. La personalizzazione nella ricerca quantitativa. Angeli Milano 2008.
M.Niero. Introduzione alla progettazione e alla pratica della ricerca sociale. Guerini Scientifica. Milano 2005.


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