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OTY320 Research and Evaluation 1 (8)


Drawing on the skills developed in PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology, students will expand their knowledge of the entire research continuum that informs occupational therapy practice. They will develop familiarity with differing research and evaluation paradigms, critique published research, and explore methodological and ethical issues that underpin occupational therapy research.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)
HLT322 OTY332

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- appreciate the relationship between theory and research in occupational therapy and the importance of both to the profession;
- distinguish between assessment, evaluation (evidence-based practice) and research;
- understand the differing philosophical and historical bases on which research along the continuum is founded;
- understand basic methodological features of research along the continuum;
- identify a number of key ethical considerations in the conduct of research; and
- critique published research and identify features of a well-conducted and written research report.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- The philosophy of knowing - Elements of the research process - Naturalistic enquiry and design - Experimental type research and non-experimental design - Critical analysis of research - Ethics


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.