The course aims to consolidate the methodological preparation of the students in view of the practical application of quantitative and qualitative research techniques. They will then be resumed and deepened, with a strong application cut, themes and methods introduced in the first year as well as teaching the main methods used in health research.
In particular, it will expand the ability to implement the critical analysis of national and international nursing and midwifery literature, and to develop and / or use research tools to study phenomena in the various areas of vocational training: this is facilitated by specific lessons Of English science.
It is also proposed to make students able to illustrate the main alternatives of setting up an empirical survey (drawing of research) based on the initial hypotheses and alternative theoretical approaches available.
Finally, the course aims to provide students with knowledge about theoretical concepts and tools for statistical analysis and the definition of indicators aimed at understanding and evaluating phenomena and social and health services. Thanks to a didactic based on exemplification, the student will develop the ability to apply the concepts learned, using methods for building indicators for citizen demand analysis at local level and for evaluating services and projects. At the end of the course, therefore, the student will be able to use integrated systems of indicators for the assessment of the social and health context.
The systematic approach to healthcare and socio-sanitary databases will help achieve these goals. Some points regarding qualitative research will be expanded with particular emphasis on the methodology of conducting the focus group, on its planning, management and data processing.
Finally, the student will be directed to the use of modern depth of information processing systems, in order to make it able to autonomously produce models and elaborations of data of increasing complexity.