Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology / Edition 1

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This volume presents state-of-the-art summaries of methods related to conducting research in clinical psychology. In contrast to existing handbooks on this topic, it provides readers with a focus on conceptual issues, or a "top-down" approach, that guide their selection of specific research designs and associated data analyses

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412916301
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/21/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dean McKay, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Fordham University. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Psychology and Journal of Anxiety Disorders. He has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters, and has over 100 conference presentations. Dr. McKay has been a member of the Obsessive Compulsive Cognitions Working Group since 1995. He is Board Certified in Behavioral and Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), is a Fellow of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology and the Academy of Clinical Psychology, as well as a Clinical Fellow of the Behavior Research and Therapy Society. Dr. McKay is currently completing a book on the theoretical bases of empirically supported cognitive-behavior therapy interventions, and is a co-editor (with Jonathan Abramowitz and Steven Taylor) of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum that is being prepared for The Johns Hopkins University Press. Dr. McKay’s research has focused primarily on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Hypochondriasis and their link to OCD. His research has also focused on mechanisms of information processing bias for anxiety states.

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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction/Overview
Chapter 1: General Introductory Chapter - Dean McKay
Chapter 2: The Ethics of Informed Consent for Research in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology - Celia Fisher & Adam Fried
Chapter 3: Internal and External Validity in Clinical Research - Steven Taylor & Gordon Asmundson
Chapter 4: Statistical Conclusion and Construct Validity in Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs - Melanie Moretz & Dean McKay
Section II: Foundations of Design and Analysis
Chapter 5: Experimental Psychopathology - Bunmi Olatunji , Matt Feldner, Ellen Leen-Feldner, & John Forsyth
Chapter 6: Analog Research - Derek R. Hopko & Carl Lejuez
Chapter 7: Correlation Methods/Regression Models - Leona Aiken & Steven West
Section III: Fundamental Issues in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
Chapter 8: Diagnosis - Elizabeth Nosen & Sheila Woody
Chapter 9: Behavioral Assessment - Stephen Haynes, Catherine Pinson, Dawn Yoshioka, & Karen Kloezeman
Chapter 10: Observational Methods - Frank Gresham, Clayton R. Cook, S. Dean Crews, & Ramón Barreras
Chapter 11: Psychophysiological Research Methods - Frank Andrasik
Chapter 12: Psychological Tests and Measures - Thomas Hogan
Chapter 13: Programmatic Research on Basic Psychopathology - Jon Abramowitz & Stephen P. Whiteside
Chapter 14: Treatment Deployment - Michael A. Southam-Gerow, A. Aukahi Austin, & Alyssa M. Hershberger
Section IV: Methodological Advances and Data Analysis
Chapter 15: Meta-Analytic Approaches To Abnormal And Clinical Research - Dean McKay
Chapter 16: Confirmatory Factor Analysis/Structural Equation Modeling - Rick Hoyle
Chapter 17: Qualitative Data Analysis - Larry Davidson
Chapter 18: Item Response Theory and Rasch Models - Joanne Gorin & Susan Embretson
Chapter 19: Taxometric Methods - Anthony Richey & Jill M. Holm-Denoma, Roman Kotov , Norman B. Schmidt & Thomas Joiner
Chapter 20: Statistical Equivalence Testing - Warren Tryon
Chapter 21: Assessment and analysis of clinically significant change - Paula Truax & Jay Thomas
Chapter 22: Small samples and N-of-1 designs - Mathew Nock, Bethany D. Michel, and Valerie Photos
Chapter 23: Treatment integrity and treatment competence - Art Nezu & Christine Maguth Nezu
Section V: Topics in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
Chapter 24: Methods of Information Processing Research - Amy Wenzel
Chapter 25: Forensic Psychology - Barry Rosenfeld & Debbie Green
Chapter 26: Research with Children & Adolescents - Brian Chu
Chapter 27: Geropsychology - Forrest Scogin
Chapter 28: Cross-Cultural Research in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology - Sunita Stewart
Chapter 29: Multi-Cultural research - Fons van de Vijver & Junko Tanaka-Matsumi
Chapter 30: Health Psychology - Kathleen Schiaffino & Jessica McIlvane
Chapter 31: Methods and Data Analysis in Behavior Genetics - Kerry Jang, Sonia Handa, & Roseann M. Larstone
Chapter 32: Therapy outcome - Megan E. Spokas, Thomas L. Rodebaugh, & Richard G. Heimberg
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