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Copy of Research Methods

Research Proposal

laura o flaherty

on 30 March 2011

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Transcript of Copy of Research Methods

To explore parents’ experiences of
modifying factors on the effectiveness
of Occupational Therapy using a
Sensory Integration approach. Literature Review Rationale Research Aims Research Questions Hypothesis Methods Research Design Participants What will happen? Data Analysis Family Centered Care Sensory Integration Parental Perspectives Parents know their child better than service providers and may have critical information to contribute to their child’s care. (Gance-Cleveland, 2006) Sensory integration is viewed as a complete process where the brain acts as a whole to register and organize sensory information with the objective of functional ability. (Ayres, 1972) Review Green, 2007 Dunstan &
Griffith, 2008 Cohn, 2001 Literature Family OT The aim of this study is to generate a hypothesis of parents’ perspectives of factors affecting the success of SI therapy.

It aims to explore what adaptions can be made in order to facilitate the success rate of SI therapy in practice. What factors facilitate a successful SI therapy? What factors are detrimental to a SI therapy? Focus groups Grounded Theory
Tradition Homogenous Purposeful Data Collection Tools Audio-Transcript Moderators
Reflective Log Assistant Moderators
Observations Triangulation Ethical consideration Consent Confidentiality Iterative Constant Comparative
Analysis Coding Analysis Recoding Hypothesis (May-Benson-Koomar, 2010) Current Study Convenience Inclusion & Exclusion Qualitative Moderator Assistant
Moderator References:

Ayres, A. J. (1972). Sensory integration and learning disorders. Los Angeles, Calif.,: Western Psychological Services.
Cohn, E. S. (2001). Parent Perspectives of Occupational Therapy Using a Sensory Integration Approach. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55(3), 285-294.
DePoy, E., & Gitlin, L. N. (2005). Introduction to research : understanding and applying multiple strategies (3rd ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby.
Dunstan, E., & Griffiths, S. (2008). Sensory strategies: practical support to empower families. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55(1), 5-13.
Gance-Cleveland, B. (2006). Decreasing health disparities. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 11(1), 72-76.
Green, V. A. (2007). Parental experience with treatments for autism. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 19(2), 91-101.
Kitzinger, J., & Barbour, R. S. (1999). Developing focus group research : politics, theory, and practice. London ; Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.
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