7th Edition

Stein's Research in Occupational Therapy, 7th Edition

    422 Pages 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    422 Pages 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The 7th edition of this best-selling text continues to provide occupational therapy students and researchers with expert guidance on conducting research, from the formulation of a research hypothesis to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.

    Now updated in line with the latest ACOTE Standards, the new edition has been thoroughly revised. Of note is a new chapter on the capstone project and the integration of the hierarchical research pyramid to enhance the book’s usability for researchers, instructors, and students. It also features a new chapter focused on using research literature to inform clinical reasoning, highlighting the benefits of scoping reviews, systemic reviews, meta analyses and meta synthesis, as well as updated tests and evaluations which can be used as outcome instruments.  There are also further contemporary examples of both quantitative and qualitative research, additions to the glossary of terms and statistics, and updated references throughout.

    Offering insightful guidance on conducting research from start to finish, this invaluable resource will be essential reading for any occupational therapy student or researcher.



    1.  Research and occupational therapy: A powerful alliance

    2.  The research pyramid model of research methods

    3.  Descriptive research

    4.  Inferential statistics: Testing the null hypothesis

    5.  Correlation and regression

    6.  Experimental research

    7.  Single case experimental design

    8.  Outcome studies

    9.  Qualitative research models

    10. Evidence synthesis: meta-analysis , meta-synthesis & evidence reviews

    11. Evaluation, assessment and testing

    12. Scientific writing for thesis and capstone projects

    13. The scholarly capstone

    14. A Short History of Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Occupational Therapy


    Martin S. Rice, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor and Director of the School of Occupational Therapy at the Texas Woman's University. He has been in occupational therapy academia for about 30 years and has served on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for rehabilitation and occupational therapy peer-reviewed journals. He has published over 50 articles and has given over 100 presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Some of Dr. Rice’s favorite occupations include bicycling and hiking in the great outdoors.

    George Tomlin, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Emeritus Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Puget Sound. His 38 years of teaching occupational therapy has resulted in about 40 publications and 90 presentations. He has collaborated with Prof. Dr. Bernhard Borgetto at the University of Applied Sciences in Hildesheim, Germany on advancing the research pyramid evidence model, and with Dr. Leona Gray at the Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland on case study epistemology. He is a founding member of the Global Occupational Therapy Think Tank, and has volunteered for over 15 years for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

    Franklin Stein, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is currently emeritus professor from the University of South Dakota and former founding Editor of Occupational Therapy International. He has taught courses as a tenured professor at Boston University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Manitoba, and University of South Dakota. Besides six previous editions of Clinical Research in Occupational Therapy, he is the author of six other books and over 70 scholarly articles related to rehabilitation and psychosocial research.