The course is included in these curricula and study modules

  • Ft 2001 - 2004 - Basics in research
  • Et 2001 - 2004 - Basics in research


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Learning outcomes

-have an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of quantitative and qualitative research methods in occupational therapy/physiotherapy.
-be able to analyse scientific articles written in Swedish, Finnish and English and to evaluate the possibility of clinical implementation
-have an understanding of the basic ethical principles and questions in research.

Course contents

Basic concepts in research. The research process.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Philosophy of science.

Recommended or required reading

Obligatorisk tentamenslitteratur (obligatory literature):
DePloy, E., Gitlin, L. 1999. Forskning - en introduktion. Studentlitteratur, Lund. ISBN 91-44-00170-3

Referenslitteratur (recommended):
Backman, J. 1998. Rapporter och uppsatser. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Domholdt, E. 2000. Physdical Therapy Research. Second ed. Saunders.
Hammel, K (red). 2000. Using qualitative research: a practical introduction. Valda delar
Hicks, CM 1999. Research Methods for Clinical therapists. Applied project design and analysis.(Third edtion) Valda delar
Jenkins, S.1998 The researching therapist: a practical guide to planning, performing and communication research. New York, Edinburgh: Churchill Livinstone. Valda delar.
Intressant källa för systematiska litteraturgranskningar: External link (sök på cred och publikationer)
Undertaking Systematic Reviews of Research on Effectiveness: CRD s Guidance for Carrying Out or Commissioning Reviews (2nd Edition 2001). External link

Study activities

  • Lectures
  • Assignments
  • Exercises


  • Total workload of the course: 0 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Written tests
  • Home/distance tests


Kukkonen Göta

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

The end of the academic year

The timetable of the course

Kvantitativ forskningsmetodik:(Göta Kukkonen)
12.1 kl. 8.30-10.00 Forskningsprocessen
19.1 kl. 13.15-16.30 Att avgränsa problemet, undersökningens syfte och frågeformulering
27.1 kl. 8.30-12.00 Designklassificering, Experimentella - icke experimentella designer
02.2 kl. 8.30-11.45 Datainsamling, mätproblematik
15.2 kl. 13.15-15.00 Analysmetoder vid kvantitativa undersökningar,övningsuppgift

Kvalitativ forskningsmetodik (Camilla Wikström-Grotell)
22.2 kl. 13.15-16.00 Kvalitativt forskningsangrepp och dess betydelse i ergoterapin / fysioterapin, den kvalitativa forskningsprocessen
1.3 13.15 - 16 Kvalitativa datainsamlings- och analysmetoder, artikelanalys / övning
8.3 13.15 - 16 Trovärdighet i kvalitativa studier.
15.3 13.15 - 16 Evidensbaserad ergoterapi/ fysioterapi. Litteraturstudier/-översikt som metod. Forskningsetik.

Tentamen 24.5.06 kl. 8.00-10.00 eller skriftlig uppgift som inlämnas senast 31.5.2006
Omtentamen I och II höstterminen 2006

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