Replication research: A purposeful occupation worth repeating

George Theodore Brown, Jennifer Greenwood, Mary Lysyck

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It is common for researchers to request at the end of their published studies, the urgency for further studies to be completed. Unfortunately there are very few published studies that have replicated original studies. The purpose of this article is to provide a framework for understanding issues related to replication research that will assist occupational therapy researchers, clinicians, managers, students and educators to realize the importance of implementing and publishing replication research to establish evidence-based practice. Various areas related to replication research are explored. In addition, a computerized literature search using the search term ‘replication’ was completed. Only four articles published between 1982-1998 were discovered. This article concludes with recommendations to ensure replication studies are included in the occupational therapy literature and utilized in clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-161
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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