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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Metodology of Research

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
17PBOMVV KZ 2 1P+1C Czech
Grading of the course requires grading of the following courses:
Statistics (17PBOSTA)
Lecturer:
Petr Písařík, Marie Pospíšilová (guarantor)
Tutor:
Petr Písařík, Marie Pospíšilová (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Natural Sciences
Synopsis:

Science, character of scientific work and its goals. Basic terminology (hypothesis, rule of law, theory, model). Information portfolio, information searching using information technologies. Experiments in medicine. Measurement process and its evaluation. Use of methods of sociology and psychology. Project proposal, structure of scientific work, defense of scientific work. Searching on internet, in library catalogues, and in bibliographic systems. Philosophical aspects of scientific work.

Requirements:

Final evaluation will be based on a written test. The standard valid evaluation scale will be used. The test will consist of 5 to 10 questions, each question will be assessed with 1 or 0 points.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Types of research, legal aspects and financial support.

2. Clinical trials-aims, importance, types. Pharmaceutical-clinical trials and their phases.

3. Correct and incorrect usage of statistics and testing of hypotheses. Interpretation of results.

4. Statistical analysis-different statistical tests and their selection. Errors and avoiding them.

5. Animal experiments-legal aspects, accessibility, practical information.

6. Ethics in research and clinical trials, ethical committees, informed consent, good clinical practice (GCP).

7. Information resources and their relevancy.

8. Writing of scientific and professional abstracts. Requirements on bachelor and diploma theses. Articles for journals.

9. Presentations of results-tables, charts, diagrams. Multimedia presentations.

10. Czech formal language.

11. English formal language.

12. Redaction and DTP work.

13. Patents and legal aspects.

14. Grants and grant process. European research and student projects.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

The aim of the subject is to teach students the basic information about scientific writing, composing of reports and other publications, about writing the bachelor and diploma theses, overview of the research methods, grant applications and procedures, and usage of different information sources.

Study materials:

[1] Gustavii B.: How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003.

[2] Jordan R. R.: Academic Writing Course - New Edition. Nelson, Walton-on-Thames, 2002.

[3] Zeiger M.: Essentials of writing biomedical research papers. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000.

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomKL:B-220
Písařík P.
Pospíšilová M.

14:00–15:50
EVEN WEEK

(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.1)

Kladno FBMI
Učebna
roomKL:B-730
Písařík P.
Pospíšilová M.

14:00–15:50
EVEN WEEK

(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.1)

Kladno FBMI
Počítačová učebna
roomKL:B-220
Pospíšilová M.
Písařík P.

14:00–15:50
ODD WEEK

(lecture parallel1)
Kladno FBMI
Učebna
roomKL:B-730
Pospíšilová M.
Písařík P.

14:00–15:50
ODD WEEK

(lecture parallel1)
Kladno FBMI
Počítačová učebna
Fri
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-12-13
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet2550406.html