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nvestigating Research Capacity: a Survey of Occupational Therapists undertaking Research Degrees

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A priority for the College of Occupational Therapists' Research and Development Group is to identify and strengthen occupational therapy research capacity. Attainment of, or work towards, an MPhil/PhD is one indicator of a developing research capacity. A postal survey undertaken between April and June 2006 sought to discover the size and nature of the population of occupational therapists obtaining a research degree with in the United Kingdom. The survey found that 194 occupational the rapists had completed or were registered for a research degree. Of those registered, 90% (78/87) were undertaking their studies on a part-time basis and 79% (69/87) were receiving funding.

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: February 1, 2007

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  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.

    BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy

    Submissions can be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjot

    The 2013 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 0.897.

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