Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that students are able to prove basic knowledge in research methods that are specially relevant to caring and nursing and that they can apply basic research methods in their studies.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to

- know and understand basic research concepts, designs, data collection and data analysis, methods with both quantitative and qualitative research approaches and with relevance in research and developmental work within caring and nursing.

- read,analyze and critically review research articles, reports and thesis in Swedish, Finnish and English within caring and nursing.

- understand basic principles in research ethics.

Course contents

The research process.
Quantitative and qualitative research designs.
Questionnaires, interviews and observations as data collection methods.
Content analysis.
Research ethics.
Critical review of scientific articles, reports and thesis.
Information retrieval.
Scientific writing.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Nursing research I

Additional information

Tutorials and skill trainings are compulsory.

Examination in statistics
Examination in research process and methods: accomplished group work, presentation
All the examinations (tutorials, exam in statistics and the research process) should be accomplished before getting the final grade.

Recommended or required reading

Jakobsen, D.I.2007. Förståelse, beskrivning och förklaring - Introduktion till samhällsvetenskplig metod för hälsovård och socialt arbete. Studentlitteratur, Lund

- Metodikbok enligt eget val
Backman, J. 1998. Rapporter och uppsatser. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
DePoy, E. 1999. Forskning: en introduktion. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Kvale, S. 1997. Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 68 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 68 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 65 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition


  • Lejonqvist Gun-Britt
  • Rosengren Åsa
  • Sivonen Kerstin
  • Stenbock-Hult Bettina
  • Sved Ann-Christine
  • Wärnå Carola


Lejonqvist Gun-Britt

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Gemensamma föreläsningar för hela avdelningen Hälsa och Välfärd :
1. Kunskapsteori (2x45) Tina Nordman, må 6.9 10.15-12
2. Litteraturöversikt och dess betydelse (2x 45) Gun-Britt Lejonqvist ti 7.9 8.30-10
3. Designer inom kvantitativ och kvalitativ FoU (2x 45)
Gun-Britt Lejonqvist ti 7.9 10.15-12 och (2 x 45) , Åsa Rosengren ti 14.9 8.30-10 i deltagarorienterad design)

4. Enkät (2x 45), Åsa Rosengren ti 14.9 10.15-12
5. Intervju (2 x 45) Bettina Stenbock-Hult må 20.9 12.15-14
6. Observation (2 x 45) Ellinor Silius-Ahonen må 20.9 14.15- 16
7. Systematisk litteraturstudie (2 x 45) Camilla Wikström-Grotell ons 22.9 12.15-14
8. Standardiserade mätmetoder inom HV:s profilområden (2 x 45)
Jukka Surakka må 27.9 12-15-14
9. Innehållsanalys I (2 x 45) Carola Wärnå-Furu ti 29.9 12.15-14
10. Innehållsanalys II (2 x 45) Carola Wärnå-Furu ti 29.9 14-16
11.. Forskningsetik (2 x 45) Bettina Stenbock-Hult må 4.10 13.15-15
Forsknings- och innovationsdagen 8.10.09 8.30-15

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