In her 2001 edited text, Qualitative Research in Occupational Therapy: Strategies and Experiences, Joanne Valiant Cook presents an approachable and informative introduction to qualitative research for occupational therapists. As the discipline of occupational therapy continues to develop its own base of knowledge, the need for research methods which capture the complexity of occupation has become evident. Through considering the similarity between the founding principles of occupational therapy and the world-view of qualitative research, Cook presents a theoretically-oriented research guide specific to the domain of concern of occupational therapy. Examples of qualitative studies and reflections of occupational therapy researchers will be helpful to occupational therapy practitioners and researchers embarking upon the journey of qualitative inquiry to contribute to the discipline’s body of knowledge.
Qualitative Inquiry, Occupational Therapy, Research Methods, Occupational Therapy Qualitative Studies
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DeNault, K. M. (2009). Qualitative research is consonant with the espoused values of occupational therapy: A Review of Qualitative Research in Occupational Therapy. The Qualitative Report, 14(2), 167-170. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol14/iss2/17