Title

RehabilitationResearch in the 21st Century: Concerns and Recommendations from Members of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Rehabilitation Education

Volume

19

Issue

1

Publication Date

2005

First Page

5

Last Page

14

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative investigation was to gather preliminary data to be used in building a rehabilitation research agenda for the 21st century. Using a focus group interview and an open-ended Internet survey, the researchers explored the perspectives of 63 members of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) regarding the purpose of rehabilitation research, valued contributions in rehabilitation research, research topics that warrant further investigation, and concerns regarding rehabilitation research. In this paper, the authors summarize the findings from their study, discuss strategies for addressing concerns, and explore the next steps to be taken to identify rehabilitation research priorities in the 21st century.

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