Kathleen Barker Schwartz, Wendy Colman; Historical Research Methods in Occupational Therapy. Am J Occup Ther 1988;42(4):239-244. doi: 10.5014/ajot.42.4.239.
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This article discusses the process and methods of historical research in relation to occupational therapy. The paper reviews the process of writing history, including data gathering, organization, and interpretation as well as the responsibilities of the historical researcher. The authors propose that the methods of historical research can be used by occupational therapists as a means to develop a body of knowledge about the profession’s history.
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