Therapy Research

1st Edition

Proc & Practicalities


  • Sue Barnard
  • Jane Seale
    • Print ISBN 9780750634359


    This book aims to demystify the whole process of research and to place it very firmly in reality. Thorough, academic, yet very practical in its approach, this book contains many examples, both real and hypothetical, exercises, summaries and key points. Brimming with sound practical advice, this text will be an essential purchase for all therapists starting their research projects.

    Jane Seale BSc (Hons), PhD and Sue Barnard MSc, MCSP are both Lecturers at the School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Southampton, UK

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements; Preface; What is research and why do therapists need to do it?; From research approaches to research questions; From research questions to research methodologies; Data collection methods: questionnaires; Data collection methods: interview; Data collection methods: observation; Measuring and measurement tools in research; Reliability and validity; Principles of analysing data; Analysis of questionnaires; Analysis of interviews; Analysis of observations; Practical considerations; Ethical and moral considerations; Writing a research proposal; Costing your research project and seeking funds; Writing up your research: presenting your results; Writing up your research: discussing your results; Disseminating research findings; One step forwards or one step backwards; Answers to exercises.


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    About the authors

    Sue Barnard

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer, School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, University of Southampton

    Jane Seale

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Education, School of Education (Faculty of Health, Education and Society), University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK; Visiting Professor, Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.