OTR 705 Research 1

As the second course in the research series, this course provides an opportunity for in-depth examination of the concepts, problems, needs, and issues involved in evaluating and conducting research in occupational therapy. The nature, relevance, and application of qualitative and quantitative research methods are examined as they relate to the development of an attitude of scholarly inquiry in this practice profession. The themes of evidence-based assessment and intervention, and outcomes measurement based in occupational performance resurface in the context of defining scholarship in occupational therapy. Students will develop beginning level research skills by initiating the development of a proposal for a scholarly project. Student outcomes will include the identification of a researchable problem/question and a review of the literature on a topical area. PREREQUISITE(S): OTR303