Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners, Second Edition

Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners, Second Edition

Author(s): Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang, Robert Elliott

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471490876

Online ISBN: 9780470013434

DOI: 10.1002/0470013435

About this Book

A completely revised and updated edition of an established and respected text, this is a concise and accessible review of the thoughts and methods which relate to undertaking research, and evaluating research and clinical treatment.

Written with the scientist-practitioner in mind, this text presents research methods and clinical treatment with a strong emphasis placed on the evaluation of research, which is so important to evidence based practice.

Research Methods in Clinical Psychology covers the essential aspects of training courses for new clinical psychologists, but will also be invaluable for practising clinicians updating their qualifications. Features to aid teaching and learning include:

  • Case studies
  • Chapter summaries
  • Annotated further reading
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Web based extra material for seminars, practise evaluation, etc.

PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS:
PERSPECTIVES ON RESEARCH; DOING THE GROUNDWORK; FOUNDATIONS OF MEASUREMENT; FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITATIVE METHODS; SELF-REPORT METHODS; OBSERVATIONS; FOUNDATIONS OF DESIGN; SMALL-N DESIGNS; THE PARTICIPANTS: SAMPLING AND ETHICS; SERVICE EVALUATION RESEARCH; ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION; CONCLUSION: EVALUATING AND USING RESEARCH

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