Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners, Second Edition
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Author(s): Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang, Robert Elliott
Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
Print ISBN: 9780471490876
Online ISBN: 9780470013434
About this Book
RESEARCH METHODS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY is a reader-friendly introduction to doing, and thinking about, research in clinical psychology. This systematic guide takes students and practitioners through the basic steps of a research project, from start to finish. The emphasis is on understanding the essentials of good research and evaluation, as a basis for knowledgeable criticism and appreciation of research and effective planning and evaluation of treatment. It is an invaluable tool for those who want to conduct their own research, or simply want a better understanding of published research.
Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang and Robert Elliott provide a balanced account of both qualitative and quantitative methods within a framework of methodological pluralism -fitting the method to the research question. This new edition presents many new methods that have developed over the last decade, alongside the more traditional approaches.