OTH 567: Research Methods for Health Professions

This course is the first of a multi-course research sequence. Students are introduced to different models and paradigms of research and presented with an opportunity to examine quantitative and qualitative approaches to conducting research. Topics include: conducting literature reviews, occupation-centered research, quantitative and qualitative research designs, data collection and analysis strategies, writing research proposals, researcher ethics, and the responsibilities of an evidence-based practitioner. Upon completion of this course, students will submit a research proposal for future study.