Research in Occupational Therapy: Methods of Inquiry for Enhancing Practice / Edition 1

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With an international team of expert contributors, renowned author
Gary Kielhofner has put together a comprehensive research methodologies text that bridges the gap between theorists and practitioners. Emphasis is placed on the relevance and logic of research to provide a practical, demystified approach for graduate students and clinicians to shape their practice. It covers all the key topics that should be covered in OT courses related to research and evidence-based practice, including qualitative and quantitative designs, thus sparing instructors of having to adopt two or three separate books to cover this in-depth coursework.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803615250
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 5/19/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 729
  • Sales rank: 284,544
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

I: The Nature and Scope of Inquiry in a Practice Profession

1.The Necessity of Research in a Profession

2.The Aim of Research: Philosophical Foundations of Scientific Inquiry

3.The Range of Research

4.Characteristics of Sound Inquiry and the Research Process

5.Professional Responsibility and Roles in Research

II: Quantitative Designs

6.Descriptive Quantitative Designs

7.Group Comparison Studies: Quantitative Research Designs

8.Survey Research Design

9.Study Designs for Secondary Analysis of Existing Data

10. Longitudinal Research: Design and Analysis

11.Single-Subject Research

III: Quantitative Measurement

12. Developing and Evaluating Quantitative Data Collection Instruments

13.Objective Measurement: The Influence of Item Response Theory on Research and Practice

14. Evaluating the Use of Assessments in Practice and Research

IV: Statistical Analysis

15. Making Meaning from Numbers: Measurements and Descriptive Statistics

16. Concepts of Inferential Statistics: From Sample to Population

17. Methods of Analysis: From Univariate to Multivariate Statistics

18. Meta-Analysis

Appendix A: Statistical Reference Tables

Appendix B: Summary of Common Research Statistics

V: Qualitative Methods

19. Overview of Qualitative Research

20. Gathering Qualitative Data

21.Contemporary Tools for Managing and Analyzing Qualitative Data

22. Qualitative Approaches to Interpreting and Reporting Data

VI: Other Design Approaches

23. Exploring Perceptions about Services Using Q Methodology

24. The Nature and Use of Consensus Methodology in Practice

25. Using Mixed Methods Designs to Study Therapy and its Outcomes 26. Organizing the Components of Inquiry Together: Planning and Implementing a Coherent Study and Research Tradition

VII: Conducting Inquiry

27. Searching the Literature

28.Generating Research Questions, Design and Methods

29.Integrity and Ethics in the Conduct of Human Subject Research

30. Obtaining Funding for Research

31. Securing Samples for Effective Research Across Research Designs

32. Collecting Data

33. Data Management

34. Disseminating Research

35. Writing a Research Report

VIII: Enhancing Practice Through Inquiry

36. Assessing Need for Services

37. Using Research to Develop and Evaluate Programs of Service

38. Participatory Research in Occupational Therapy

39. Building Culturally Competent Community-University Partnerships for Occupational Therapy Scholarship

40. Participatory Research for the Development and Evaluation of Occupational Therapy: Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration

IX: Evidence Based Practice

41. Definition, Evolution & Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy

42. Analyzing Evidence for Practice

43. Managing Change and Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice

44. Creating Outcome Research Relevant for Evidence Based Practice

I: The Nature and Scope of Inquiry in a Practice Profession

  • II: Quantitative Designs
  • III: Quantitative Measurement
  • IV: Statistical Analysis
  • Appendix A: Statistical Reference Tables
  • Appendix B: Summary of Common Research Statistics
  • V: Qualitative Methods
  • VI: Other Design Approaches
  • VII: Conducting Inquiry
  • VIII: Enhancing Practice Through Inquiry
  • IX: Evidence Based Practice

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