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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Subtle Realism and Occupational Therapy: an Alternative Approach to Knowledge Generation and Evaluation
Author(s): Duncan, Edward
Nicol, Margaret M
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Keywords: Occupational therapy Research
Research Methodology
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Date Deposited: 14-Jul-2010
Citation: Duncan E & Nicol MM (2004) Subtle Realism and Occupational Therapy: an Alternative Approach to Knowledge Generation and Evaluation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67 (10), pp. 453-456.
Abstract: Occupational therapists are increasingly engaging in research. As this occurs, important and challenging questions are being asked about the most appropriate research approaches to use. Strongly held perspectives of what best constitutes evidence often conflict with influential hierarchies of research. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy has, in recent years, published a variety of papers and letters that have presented and defended effectively the differing perspectives of research approaches. Each of these has presented challenges to occupational therapy research. This opinion piece supports a combinist approach to research. It presents and defends such an approach from a subtle realist perspective.
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy by the College of Occupational Therapists.

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