OT 6610: Research Methods II

Course description

The purpose of this course is to build the research skills necessary to engage in scholarly scientific inquiry. It will include data analysis, basic statistical procedures and dissemination of research, critique of research, funding and basic computer use for statistical analysis.

Relationship to curriculum design

The competency addressed in this course is Research (11d). The graduate will design a research proposal, participate in implementation of research, and write up a research report in a format for presentation. 11e.The graduate will also demonstrate an understanding of the process of locating and securing grants and understand the fiscal resource grants can be for research and practice) with new knowledge discovered through lectures, class discussions and assignments. This knowledge is integrated with previous learning, exploring approaches and methods of the research process. In the course, students apply this understanding through development and analysis of an occupational therapy related database.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and use basic descriptive, correlational and inferential quantitative statistics and code, analyze and synthesize qualitative data. (B.8.4)
  • Collect and analyze data. (B.8.7)
  • Develop basic skills using SPSS. (B.8.7)
  • Demonstrate the ability to use statistics to interpret tests and measurements.  (B.1.10)
  • Demonstrate basic skills necessary to write a research report in a format for presentation or publication.(B.8.8)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process of locating and securing grants and how grants can serve as a fiscal resource for research and practice. (B.8.9)