Qualitative Research for Occupational and Physical Therapists: A Practical Guide
February 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Carpenter and Suto address the specific needs of the therapy professions by examining the unique challenges of conducting qualitative research in community and institutional rehabilitation settings. Whilst grounded in contemporary literature, the book puts theory into action with examples of research and a demonstration of how such studies have directly influenced rehabilitation practice.
The book covers the entire research process from the initial preparation through to implementing, interpreting, disseminating, and ensuring the quality of qualitative research.
Chapter 2. Why choose qualitative research in rehabilitation?.
Chapter 3. Developing a research plan.
Chapter 4. Using methodological theory in planning qualitative research.
Chapter 5. Involving participants and data collection methods.
Chapter 6. Managing qualitative data.
Chapter 7. Analyzing qualitative data.
Chapter 8. Writing and disseminating qualitative research.
Chapter 9. Ensuring the quality of qualitative research.
Chapter 10. Developments in qualitative research
Melinda Suto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
● Assists in the definition of research problems in rehabilitation for qualitative research enquiry
● Encourages the identification of processes involved in research and study design
● Highlights ethical issues inherent in designing and implementing qualitative research, and disseminating the findings