Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Editor(s): Michael C. Roberts, Stephen S. Ilardi

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631226734

Online ISBN: 9780470756980

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756980

About this Book

The Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology presents a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of research methodologies used in clinical psychology. Topics discussed include experimental and quasi-experimental designs, statistical analysis, validity, ethics, cultural diversity, and the scientific process of publishing. Written by leading researchers, the chapters focus on specific applications of research into psychopathology, assessment and diagnosis, therapy, and interventions for both child and adult populations. Special attention is also given to research into professional issues, prevention, and promotion. Research vignettes describe exemplary projects illustrating the essential elements of the research topics. In addition, the editors outline a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field.


This handbook coherently illustrates the range of research methodologies used in clinical psychology and is a vital resource for both students and scholars who wish to expand their knowledge.


  • Covers basic methodologies as well as specific applications of research designs.
  • Includes research vignettes that describe exemplary studies and illustrate the essential elements of the research topics.
  • Contains chapters written by active researchers in the field.
  • Outlines a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field.
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Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Clinical Psychology Research

    1. Chapter 3

      The Scientific Process and Publishing Research (pages 31–51)

      Michael C. Roberts, Keri J. Brown and Julianne M. Smith-Boydston

  2. Part II: Research Designs

  3. Part III: Topics of Research

    1. Chapter 12

      Adult Experimental Psychopathology (pages 234–261)

      John P. Kline, Steven D. LaRowe, Keith F. Donohue, Jennifer Minnix and Ginette C. Blackhart

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