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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 2021 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


More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Critically evaluate and argue for quantitative research designs and methods in intervention studies relevant to occupational therapy, with consideration to ethics and gender.
Apply statistical methods and 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 research-ethical considerations.

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

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
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.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
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 individually, in writing and orally through assignments and seminars.

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

Maria Larsson-Lund

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Carter, R., & Lubinsky, J. (2015). Rehabilitation research: principles and applications. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Statistics examinationU G VG3.00MandatoryA21
0004Written assignmentU G VG3.00MandatoryA21
0005SeminarsU G#1.50MandatoryA21

Syllabus established
by 11 Feb 2021

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 10 Aug 2021