Qualitative Research for Occupational and Physical Therapists is a practical guide for students and professionals in rehabilitation intended to encourage their active engagement with this major approach to research design and implementation.
Carpenter and Suto address the specific needs of the therapy professions by examining the unique challenges of conducting qualitative research in community and institutional rehabilitation settings. Whilst grounded in contemporary literature, the book puts theory into action with examples of research and a demonstration of how such studies have directly influenced rehabilitation practice.
The book covers the entire research process from the initial preparation through to implementing, interpreting, disseminating, and ensuring the quality of qualitative research.
Christine Carpenter is a Reader in Physiotherapy in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Coventry.
Melinda Suto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Canada.