Massage Research - Massage Therapy

Massage Research 104
Research Literacy and Evidenced-Based Practice

3.0

  • Define research literacy
  • Use levels of evidence guidelines to categorize research
  • Cite current research that validates the underlying physiologic mechanisms of therapeutic massage
  • Describe the fundamentals of the Western scientific process
  • Interpret a research paper
  • Relate the concepts of physics to the experience of touch and massge therapy
  • Explain the effects of therapeutic massage in physiologic terms

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Massage Research 103

The Qualitative Research Category and Its Contextual/Interpretive-Oriented Research Strategy


3.0

  • Characterize the qualitative research category.
  • Contrast the qualitative research category with the quantitative research category regarding the following areas: philosophical views, forms of reasoning, features of the research process, roles of measurement and data analysis, and focal point in a study’s interpretation.
  • Identify and discuss the three major perspectives or contexts from which any qualitative study may be examined.
  • Identify and explain the name of the one research strategy orientation affiliated with qualitative research.
  •  List the four research methods affiliated with the contextual/interpretive-oriented research strategy.
  • Identify and explain the essential features that define the case study research method.
  •  Recognize, or be able to provide, an example of the case study method.
  • Identify and explain the essential features that define the phenomenological research method.
  • Recognize, or be able to provide, an example of the phenomenological method.
  • Identify and explain the essential features that define the grounded theory research method.
  • Recognize, or be able to provide, an example of the grounded theory method.
  • Identify and explain the essential features that define the ethnographic research method.
  • Recognize, or be able to provide, an example of the ethnographic method.

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Massage Research 102
The Descriptive-Oriented Research Strategy

3.0

  • List the four research methods that are included in the descriptive-oriented research strategy.
  • Identify and explain the five major research procedures that define the single-case quantitative analysis research method.
  • Recognize, or be able to provide, an example of a study illustrating the single-case quantitative analysis method.
  • Identify and explain the seven major research procedures that define the survey research method.
  • Recognize, or be able to provide, an example of a study illustrating the survey research method.
  • Identify and explain the eight major research procedures that define the naturalistic/structured observational research method.
  • Recognize, or be able to provide, an example of a study illustrating the naturalistic/structured observational research method.
  • Identify and explain the major characteristics of the case report research method and how it contrasts with the single-case quantitative analysis method.
  • Recognize, or be able to provide, an example of a study illustrating the case report research method.
  • Read and critique published research reports that exemplify the following research methods: the single-case quantitative analysis method, the survey method, the naturalistic/structured observational method, and the case report method.

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Massage Research 101

The Association-Oriented Research Strategy


3.0

  • List the two research methods that are included in the association-oriented research strategy.
  • Identify and explain the three major research procedures that define the correlational research method.
  • List the three principal research designs that are included under the correlational research method.
  • List the two principal research designs included under the predictive research method.
  • Distinguish between correlational research and correlational statistics.
  • Explain the relationship between correlation and causation.
  • Explain how association-oriented research may function as an antecedent, or precursor, to difference- oriented research.
  • Read and critique published research reports that exemplify the correlational research method and the predictive research method.

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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