OTH 567: Research Methods for Health Professions

This course is the first of a multi-course research sequence. To begin the process of translating evidence into practice, students are introduced to different models and paradigms of research and presented with an opportunity to examine quantitative and qualitative approaches to using and 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 comprehensive literature review..