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.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge
Incompatible Subjects

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 (evidencebased 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 wellconducted and written research report.


This 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


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.