Title

Establishing Rehabilitation ResearchPriorities for the National Council on Rehabilitation Education

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Rehabilitation Education

Volume

21

Issue

3

Publication Date

2007

First Page

149

Last Page

158

Abstract

NCRE members were surveyed regarding the relative importance of eight broad research areas as well as 67 research topics. Results indicate that Rehabilitation Interventions and Rehabilitation Outcomes are research categories that should receive the most attention. Self-report evaluations regarding level of proficiency to conduct qualitative and quantitative research revealed that two-thirds of respondents rated their knowledge and skills in qualitative research as "not proficient" to "moderately proficient." In contrast, one-third rated their knowledge and skills in quantitative research as "not proficient" to "moderately proficient." In terms of predictive variables related to perceived proficiency in conducting qualitative research, only time in academic positions was statistically significant. No statistically significant relationships were found for perceived quantitative research proficiency. Results of the investigation provide research priorities and training considerations that NCRE members may consider.

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