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Quality of life. 8th seminar Jaroslav Biolek. Objective x subjective. What is relation between objective and subjective indicators of quality of life ( according to you )?
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Qualityoflife 8th seminar Jaroslav Biolek
Objective x subjective • Whatisrelationbetween objective and subjective indicators of quality of life (according to you)? • Whichindicators are more importantand more reflective areality? Objectiveorsubjective?
Combinationofquantitativeandqualitativeapproach • Example: questionnaire • Whichaspects (domains) ofqualityoflife are inquired? • Whichmethodisprefered? Why? • What are theresultsofthisresearch? Forwho? Howcouldwe interpret them?
Quantitativemethodology • Statisticalanalysis of objective dimension • Social indicators • Indicators of livingconditions • Statisticalanalysis of subjective dimension • Evaluation of satisfaction withdomains QoL • Usingmultivariate methods • Factoranalysis • Principalcomponentanalysis
Qualitativemethodology • Questionnaires • In-depthinterviews • Mentalmapping • Observation • Etnomethodology • Alternativemethods…
How to realizeresearch? • Youhave to frame: • Researchproblem (qualityoflife?) • Researchtopic (Qualityoflife in a region, in somecommunities, Domainsofqualityoflife…) • Researchquestion • Thenyouhave to define: • Goals • Focusgroups + focus region • Evaluation, interpretation, forwhoitisintented • Capacitiesx constraints (time, collaborators, money…) • > METHODS
Task to nextlessons • Suggestandwritemethodicalapproach to measuresubjectivedimensionofqualityoflife • Followthepoints (framingproblem, question…) andfinallysuggestappropriatemethod • Thinkaboutinnovativeness, feasibility!