Research Methods

OT417 (Not Liberal Arts) Research Methods 4 hrs. 3.5 crs. This course will introduce the occupational therapy student to qualitative and quantitative research design, statistical models and tests, research methodology and literature retrieval sources. The course will increase students' knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics, parametric and nonparametric tests and their application in occupational therapy research. The emphasis in the course will be on interpreting and utilizing research results, understanding statistics and the impact of research on theory and clinical practice. Preq: MATH 111 and department permission required. The 1 hour recitation will be devoted to enhancing student's statistical knowledge.