Reading as an Occupation: The Top 20 Books I read in 2020.

Top 20 of 2020! What an excellent year for reading! This year I really leaned into reading good books as a salve for a difficult year. I leaned into reading books that brought me to another world or books that provided the viewpoint of individuals that lived a life that was the exact opposite of …

Research Bite: Common Statistical Tests, Null Hypothesis, and Statistical Significance.

Statistics In the simplest terms, statistics is the calculated differences between groups. In the case of a research study, in the simplest terms, statistics gives you information on the strength of the differences between groups with whatever dependent variable the researcher is observing. These groups can be the intervention group and control group or different …

Reading as an Occupation…What I read in November.

This month’s books tackled some worthy subjects: Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and raising a transgender child, both books that can provide a perspective that can positively impact occupational therapy services. There were also a couple of new mysteries, my preferred genre, from two of my favorite authors. *=affiliate links Still Alice by Lisa Genova * …

Research Bite: The benefits of using a systematic review to learn about your research topic.

Though systematic reviews can seem daunting to read and digest, this research design has many benefits for your literature review and study design. The benefits of using a systematic review: The methods section is a blueprint for how to complete research on your topic where you learn:Key words/phrases to search on your topicDatabases to use …