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Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies Module 1: The Research Process

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Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies Module 1: The Research Process  - Book Cover

Contact Hours: 3

Target Audience: Massage Therapists.

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Course Type: Text

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This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers.

The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions.

Course Outline:

  • Chapter 1: Why Research And Why Now?
  • Chapter 2: The Research Continuum: A Deductive Approach to Viewing the Research Process
  • Chapter 10: Advancing Massage Therapy Research Competencies: Recent Contexts and Projected Direction
  • Appendix B: Ethical Principles Governing Research in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences

Course Goals:

This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on research strategies for massage therapists.

Professional Objectives:

At the end of this course the professional will be able to:

  1. Define and differentiate between proficiency, research capacity, research universe and quantitative research.
  2. Identify and differentiate between the quantitative and integrative research categories.
  3. Recognize any given research design can be called components driven.
  4. Identify and differentiate between the Nuremberg Code, Belmont report, Institutional Review Board, and ethical concerns regarding research with human subjects.
  5. Define MRAW and recognize its outcomes document in its entirety.
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About Glen M. Hymel, EdD, LMT

Glen is a Professor and Chair for the Department of Psychology at Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.

Education:

  • EdD from the University of New Orleans, Educational Administration/Curriculum & Instruction
 Doctoral Dissertation (1974)
  • MEd, Loyola University New Orleans, School Counseling (1970)
  • BS, Loyola University New Orleans, Mathematics Education (1969)

Licensure:

  • Blue Cliff School of Therapeutic Massage; Kenner, LA (1999)
  • LA License #1562 in Therapeutic Massage/Bodywork

Honors:

  • Vice-President, Massage Therapy Foundation (formerly the AMTA Foundation) (2006 – 2008)

Most Recent Published Texts:

  • Clinical massage therapy in the healthcare setting. Fritz, S., Chaitow, L., & Hymel, G. M. St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier. (2008)
  • Instructor’s resource manual for Hymel’s research methods for massage & holistic therapies. Hymel, G. M. St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier (2006)
  • Research methods for massage & holistic therapists. Hymel, G. M. St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier. (2006)

Most Recent Publications:

  • Clinical massage therapy in the healthcare setting. St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier. Mosby/Elsevier Fritz, S., Chaitow, L., & Hymel, G. M (2008)
  • Instructor’s resource manual for Hymel’s research methods for massage & holistic therapies. St. Louis, MO. Mosby/Elsevier. Hymel, G. M. (2006)
  • Research methods for massage & holistic therapists. St. Louis, MO Hymel, G. M. (2006)


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