Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology / Edition 1

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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.
  • Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is truly weighty in size and content...it provides excellent comprehensive overview chapters of every aspect of clinical psychological research and implications for practice." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

"Roberts and Ilardi and their authors have done a marvelous job presenting a cutting-edge array of methods and applications in clinical psychology research. This publication captures the vigor and excitement present in the field today. The text is practical, broad in scope, yet with sufficient depth to guide practicing clinical researchers. It should be used in graduate education and will also prove helpful to seasoned investigators." John Curry, Duke University

"Roberts and Ilardi have created an impressive, comprehensive, and cutting-edge handbook of research methods and data-analytic procedures. This volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students alike. All aspects of the research process are represented. The individual chapters are excellent - very understandable and clear, with many practical examples provided." Annette M. La Greca, University of Miami

"Focusing on new developments and cutting-edge advances in research methods, this handbook should have a wide audience. Summing up: Recommended." S. M. Valente, University of Southern California, Choice, December 2003

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Meet the Author

Michael C. Roberts is Director of the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. He has authored and co-edited 14 books, including the Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology (third edition edited with C. Eugene Walker, 2001), Beyond Appearances: A New Look at Adolescent Girls (edited with Norine G. Johnson and Judith P. Worell, 1999), and Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism (edited with Annette M. La Greca, Wendy K. Silverman, and Eric M. Vernberg, 2002).

Stephen S. Ilardi is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas. His published research has focused on the assessment and treatment of major depression, with an emphasis on the clinical integration of theory and methods from the domain of cognitive neuroscience. In 2001, he received the Theodore Blau Award for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Part I Clinical Psychology Research.

1 Research Methodology and Clinical Psychology: An Overview. (Michael C. Roberts and Stephen S. Ilardi).

2 Addressing Validity Concerns in Clinical Psychology Research. (Michael S. Finger and Kevin L. Rand).

3 The Scientific Process and Publishing Research. (Michael C. Roberts, Keri J. Brown, and Julianne M. Smith-Boydston).

4 Ethical Considerations in Clinical Psychology Research. (William A. Rae and Jeremy R. Sullivan).

Part II Research Designs.

5 Evaluating Treatment Efficacy With Single-Case Designs. (Cynthia M. Anderson and Christine Kim).

6 Design and Analysis of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Investigations. (Andrea Follmer Greenhoot).

7 The Analysis of Correlational Data . (Charles M. Judd and Melody S. Sadler).

8 Structural Equation Modeling in Clinical Psychology Research. (Samuel B. Green and Marilyn S. Thompson).

9 Qualitative Methods in Psychological Research. (Gloria L. Krahn and Michelle Putnam).

10 Basic Principles of Meta-Analysis. (Joseph A. Durlak).

Part III Topics of Research.

11 Research Methods for Developmental Psychopathology. (Eric M. Vernberg and Edward J. Dill).

Vignette: Research Methods for Developmental Psychopathology. (Anne K. Jacobs).

12 Adult Experimental Psychopathology. (John P. Kline, Steven D. LaRowe, Keith F. Donohue, Jennifer Minnix, and Ginette C. Blackhart).

Vignette: Adult Experimental Psychopathology. (Anne K. Jacobs).

13 Child and Adolescent Assessment and Diagnosis Research. (Paul J. Frick and Amy H. Cornell).

Vignette: Child and Adolescent Assessment and Diagnostic Research. (Anne K. Jacobs).

14 Adult Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Research: Current Status and Future Directions. (Thomas E. Joiner, Jr., and Jeremy W. Pettit).

Vignette: Adult Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis. (Anne K. Jacobs).

15 Therapy and Interventions Research with Children and Adolescents. (Ric G. Steele and Michael C. Roberts).

Vignette: Therapy and Interventions Research with Children, Youth, and Families. (Anne K. Jacobs).

16 Therapy and Interventions Research with Adults. (Anne D. Simons and Jennifer E. Wildes).

Vignette: Therapy and Interventions Research with Adults. (Anne K. Jacobs).

17 Research in Prevention and Promotion. (George C. Tremblay and Barbara Landon).

Vignette: Research in Prevention and Promotion. (Anne K. Jacobs).

18 Research in Ethnic Minority Communities: Cultural Diversity Issues in Clinical Psychology. (Yo Jackson).

Vignette: Research in Ethnic Minority Communities. (Anne K. Jacobs).

19 Investigating Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology. (Michael C. Roberts, Jodi L. Kamps, and Ephi J. Betan).

Vignette: Investigating Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology. (Anne K. Jacobs).

20 Reflections on the Future of Clinical Psychological Research. (Stephen S. Ilardi and Michael C. Roberts).


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