This week Emma (@emmaspellmanOT) wants some help with her PhD research:
I am an Occupational Therapy lecturer, PhD student and volunteer member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) North West Regional Committee.
Since my own BSc study in occupational therapy, I’ve been interested in what drivers and barriers affect that final transition point of final year student to newly qualified occupational therapists. Subsequently I’m currently doing doctoral research into this subject which will build on current research that indicates factors of professional socialisation, knowledge/skills acquisition and teaching/learning styles/behaviours. There is a gap in the current UK literature which is the combination of voices of student, educator and lecturer.
Questions for consideration:
Question 1: What does being ‘prepared for practice’ mean to you?
Question 2: Who is involved in preparing students to be able to practice and please give an example if you can?
Question 3: How you have successfully achieved preparedness for practice as a student or how you might have helped a student achieve this?
Question 4: What key challenges or barriers do you feel there are to a final year occupational therapy student feeling prepared for practice?
Participation in this OTalk chat doesn’t make you a research participant in my study. However, please would you consider my using your tweets for analysis of the OTtalk transcript? If you do consider this, please be assured of anonymity. Those among you familiar to OTalk will know that you can choose anonymity if you wish. You might already protect your own anonymity on your twitter accounts and you can protect your tweets from whomever you wish. I will ensure anonymity in the write up of the pilot study. There is a possibility of participants being identifiable from any quotes used within the final write up of the research, however, care will be taken within this to remove any identifiable information, including the use of pseudonyms and omitting any organisational information that may be included.
For those that may consider allowing me to use their tweets for my doctoral study, please view the documents linked below:
If you choose to allow me to use your tweets for my pilot doctoral study and so become a research participant, please read the participant information form above and then the consent form, if you are still happy to be a research participant please sign the consent form and send this to : email@example.com.
Thank you in anticipation, Emma
Anyone interested in being a research participant in Emma’s study and allowing her to use their anonymised tweets should contact her directly on the e-mail address provided above.