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Occupational therapy: Design and application of quantitative methodology 7.5 credits

Arbetsterapi: Design och tillämpning av kvantitativ metod
Second cycle, A7022H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 2 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Occupational Therapy
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements


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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Apply, critically evaluate and argue for quantitative research designs and statistical methods relevant to occupational therapy, taking a gender equality perspective into account.
Explain scientific theoretical perspectives in relation to quantitative research design
Design a quantitative data collection and analysis for a question relevant to occupational therapy, justify methodology and discuss relevant research-ethical aspects and positions

Quantitative research design, including intervention design
Quantitative data collection methodology
Quantitative analysis methodology, with a focus on descriptive analysis, analysis with the statistical inference of relationships between two or more variables, and analysis of differences between two or more groups
Research-ethical aspects of quantitative research designs
Scientific theoretical grounds for quantitative methodology
Gender equality and diversity perspectives in quantitative research

The course is given using distance learning methodology, and is web-based. The studies require computer skills and internet access, as well as a headset and a webcam. The course has its pedagogical basis in LTU’s pedagogical idea. This working method is founded on the idea that each student should be inspired to become engaged, as well as independent and active learning that challenges her/his abilities. The student shall actively seek out and solve problems through exploratory and critically reflective working methods. The course is read together with physiotherapy master’s students with subject specialisation. The teaching is conducted through literature studies, lectures, seminars, oral and written presentations and independent project work.

Achievement of the course is evaluated continuously, and to obtain a passing grade the student must have fulfilled the objectives of the course. Achievement of the objectives is assessed in writing and orally through assignments, seminars and presentations.

The grading criteria for G (Pass) and VG (Pass with distinction) are specified in the study guide.

Maria Larsson-Lund

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Carter, R., & Lubinsky, J. (2015). Rehabilitation research: principles and applications. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Sohlberg, P., & Sohlberg, B. M. (2019). Kunskapens former: Vetenskapsteori, forskningsmetod och forskningsetik. Stockholm: Liber.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual written assignmentU G VG5.00MandatoryA19
0002Seminars and presentationsU G#2.50MandatoryA19

Syllabus established

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 22 Aug 2019