About the project
The overall aim of this study is to contribute to knowledge on research utilization in academic and clinical settings in occupational therapy education. Research utilization will be explored in three studies.
Study I: The aim of study I is to explore views and experiences related to research utilization among students, scientific staff and clinical instructors in occupational therapy. Study I is a qualitative study, and the different types of population will be interviewed in different focus groups.
Study II: The aim of study II is to investigate occupational therapy student’s perceptions of research utilization in their education. This is a cross-sectional study among occupational therapy student’s final year hopefully using Norwegian version of Research Utilization Questionnaire (RUQ). RUQ investigate three area: Attitude towards research, Availability and support to implement research findings and Research use in daily practice. The survey takes place after the students` last clinical placement. This is a national survey among six occupational therapy programs.
Study III: The aim of study three is to explore recently graduated occupational therapists views and experiences of research utilization in their daily practice. A focus-group study.
Master in health sciences, NTNU