Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology / Edition 2

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This indispensable book provides diverse perspectives on the role of research in clinical psychology and a comprehensive collection of theoretical and methodological models that spans the spectrum of clinical research. Revised and updated, this Second Edition contains a preeminent cast of contributors who cover all the relevant aspects of and tactics for conducting clinical research, and includes:
* Expanded coverage of specific methodological issues in all aspects of clinical research.
* Focus chapters on specific methods and topics.
* Updated chapters on new areas of research.
* Discussions of research issues relevant to special populations such as children, older adults, and families. Acclaim for the Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology.
"Kendall and Butcher have undertaken the monumental task of presenting...contemporary strategies and tactics of clinical research and have succeeded beyond any reasonable hope." —David H. Barlow on the First Edition

"The first edition of this edited volume is almost a classic...I would predict that the second edition will...receive high marks in the professional psychology community." —Lewis R. Aiken, PhD

"Kendall and Butcher have made a substantial contribution to research in clinical psychology . . . [and] a cornerstone among reference works for our science and profession in the coming years."—Contemporary Psychology on the First Edition

Disc. ethnicity, gender, ethics; research design; types of research; incl. outcome & assessment; special populations. Appropriate for: Psychology Graduate Students, Psychologists.

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Editorial Reviews

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"this structure makes it likely that the book will continue to be used as a primary reference guide for research methodology, it is an invaluable addition to individual or university libraries." (Behavior Research and Therapy, 2002)

"...it is an invaluable addition to individual or university libraries..." (Behaviour Research and Therapy, No.40 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471295099
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/25/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Division of Clinical Psychology at Temple University, where he also serves as Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic. He is the editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, coauthor of numerous books, and an alumnus of Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he completed his doctoral training in clinical psychology.

James N. Butcher, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and has published 36 books and more than 150 articles in the areas of personality assessment, abnormal psychology, and psychotherapy.

Grayson N. Holmbeck, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago and associate editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Overview of Research Design Issues in Clinical Psychology
Chapter 2. Ethical Perspectives in Clinical Research
Chapter 3. Ethnicity, Gender, and Cross-Cultural Issues in Clinical Research
Chapter 4. Statistical Methods in Clinical Research
Chapter 5. Focus Chapter: Publishing and Communicating Research Findings: Seeking Scientific Objectivity'


Chapter 6. Psychometric Issues in Assessment Research
Chapter 7. Research Design in Objective Personality Assessment
Chapter 8. Observational Assessment: Measure Development and Research Issues
Chapter 9. Methodological Issues in Research Using Projective Methods
Chapter 10. Methodological Issues in Research on Neuropsychological and Intellectual Assessment
Chapter 11. Methodological Issues in Psychophysiological Research
Chapter 12. Item Response Theory in Assessment Research '


Chapter 13. Application of Time-Series (Single-Subject) Designs in Clinical Psychology
Chapter 14. Therapy Outcome Research Methods
Chapter 15. Treatment Process Research Methods
Chapter 16. Research Methods in Community-Based Treatment and Prevention
Chapter 17. Meta-Analytic Research Methods'


Chapter 18. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Developmental Psychopathology Research
Chapter 19. Research Methods in Adults Psychopathology
Chapter 20. Methodological Issues in Adult Health Psychology
Chapter 21. Research Methods in Pediatric Psychology
Chapter 22. Research Methods in Behavioral Genetics
Chapter 23. Research Methods in the Study of Sexual Behavior'


Chapter 24. Research Methods with Children
Chapter 25. Research Methods with Adolescents
Chapter 26. Research Methods with Older Adults
Chapter 27. Research Methods with Couples
Chapter 28. Research Methods with Families '

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