Kathlyn L. Reed; Understanding Theory: The First Step in Learning About Research. Am J Occup Ther 1984;38(10):677-682. doi: 10.5014/ajot.38.10.677.
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This article describes a teaching method used to explain to undergraduate students how a theory is organized and how a practice model is derived based on the theory. Kielhofner’s temporal adaptation of Neville’s application of temporal adaptation in practice are used as examples of a developing theory and practice model. The relevance of theory analysis to research design and methods is stressed.
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