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OTDE 795 Research Discovery for Occupational Therapy

OTDE 795.  Research Discovery for Occupational Therapy.  2 Credits.     

This course introduces students to the process of conducting research. Students will apply the evidence-based practice cycle, scientific method, and critical thinking skills of research to occupational therapy practice. Students will develop research questions aligned with their interests for OT practice needs, and then explore existing literature and evidence related to their research question. Students will learn about responsible conduct of research as they begin to employ the research process. Students will learn and practice the steps for quantitative research processes using a statistical software package. Students will learn the preliminary stages of how to write and put together the components of a manuscript for a peer-reviewed publication. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior courses required by the OTDE curriculum.