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Research Article  |   January 1990
Steps in Collaborative Research Between Clinicians and Faculty
Author Affiliations
  • Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, MSW, OTR/L, is Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Maine, 201 Fernald Hall, Orono, Maine 04469
  • Charles Gallagher, MA, OTR/L, is Director of Occupational Therapy, Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Research Article   |   January 1990
Steps in Collaborative Research Between Clinicians and Faculty
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1990, Vol. 44, 55-59. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.1.55
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1990, Vol. 44, 55-59. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.1.55
Abstract

This article suggests a seven-step model for faculty-clinician collaborative research. The steps were developed on the basis of the authors’ experiences and anchored in theories of human and organizational behavior. For each step, an aim and outcome are delineated as well as a description of how each stage can be enacted to produce publishable research. An example is used to illustrate how the model has functioned to facilitate the research process. The model lends itself to a full spectrum of qualitative and quantitative designs that are appropriate in clinical occupational therapy.