||This is second course in a series of four (4) required research courses within the curriculum. Students are further introduced to and develop an appreciation for the essential components of research within the occupational therapy profession. Emphasis is on the development of skills required for the students to become competent in their essential roles as an entry-level therapists, research consumers, and members of research teams. Ethical considerations pertaining to the researcher and research subjects are addressed. The students continue to work with their group and faculty mentor and participate in a variety of research activities, including development of a research proposal and IRB application, tool development, data collection and analysis and the completion of research reports. The course is a balance of class instruction, field research activities, and meetings with faculty mentors.