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Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice
     

Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice

by Lee Williams, JoEllen Patterson, Todd M. Edwards
 

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ISBN-10: 1462515975

ISBN-13: 9781462515974

Pub. Date: 06/10/2014

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

A research methods text with a unique focus on evidence-based practice with couples and families, this book bridges the divide between research and clinical work. The text offers comprehensive, user-friendly coverage of measurement and design issues and basic qualitative and quantitative methods. Illustrating research concepts with clinically relevant examples and

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A research methods text with a unique focus on evidence-based practice with couples and families, this book bridges the divide between research and clinical work. The text offers comprehensive, user-friendly coverage of measurement and design issues and basic qualitative and quantitative methods. Illustrating research concepts with clinically relevant examples and sample studies, it teaches clear steps for evaluating different types of studies and identifying common threats to validity. Of special value to therapists, it provides a systematic framework for using research to guide the selection and evaluation of interventions that meet the needs of particular clients. Pedagogical features:
• End-of-chapter "Applications" sections showing how to evaluate specific methods.
• Appendices with quick-reference guides and recommended resources.
• Instructive glossary. See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462515974
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
272,394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


1. Learning to Apply Research: Why Bother?
I. Research Foundations
2. Measurement
3. Internal Validity and Experiments
4. External Validity and Sampling
5. Survey Research
6. Qualitative Research
7. Miscellaneous Research Designs
8. Ethics and Values in Research
9. Descriptive Statistics
10. Inferential Bivariate Statistics
11. A Beginner's Guide to Multivariate Statistics
II. Evidence-Based Practice
12. What is an Evidence-Based Approach?
13. Ask and Acquire: Creating Questions and Conducting a Search
14. Appraise: Reading and Evaluating Research Articles and Systematic Reviews
15. Apply I: Translating Research Findings into Clinical Practice
16. Apply II: Utilizing Couple and Family Therapy Research in Clinical Practice
17. Apply III: How to Talk to Clients about an Evidence-Based Approach
18. Analyze and Adjust: Evaluating Your Clinical Work
19. The Future of Evidence-Based Practice: Looking into the Crystal Ball
Appendix I. Evidence-Based Practice Pocket Guide (the Five A's)
Appendix II. Guide to Evaluating Research Studies
Appendix III. Evidence-Based Practice Resources
Glossary

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