Methodological Issues and Strategies in Clinical Research / Edition 3

Methodological Issues and Strategies in Clinical Research / Edition 3

by Alan E. Kazdin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557989591

ISBN-13: 9781557989598

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychological Association

This third edition of the now-classic Methodological Issues and Strategies in Clinical Research is, like its predecessors, intended to assist students and professionals alike in increasing their mastery of the range of methodological approaches available with which to examine clinical issues and phenomena. Editor Alan E. Kazdin's goal is to foster a greater

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This third edition of the now-classic Methodological Issues and Strategies in Clinical Research is, like its predecessors, intended to assist students and professionals alike in increasing their mastery of the range of methodological approaches available with which to examine clinical issues and phenomena. Editor Alan E. Kazdin's goal is to foster a greater understanding of the implications of decisions about methodology and design in the context of contemporary research practices. Presented are articles on experimental design; the principles, procedures, and practices that govern research; assessment of study constructs and their interrelationships; potential sources of artifact and bias; methods of data analysis and interpretation; ethical issues; and publication and communication of research findings. The book's divisions mirror the logical and (often) the temporal order of the research process, focusing in turn on each step traversed during the course of an investigation.

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ISBN-13:
9781557989598
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
913
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1Methodology: What It Is and Why It Is So Important5
Ch. 2Unified Psychology23
Ch. 3Getting Out of Our Conceptual Ruts: Strategies for Expanding Conceptual Frameworks57
Ch. 4Toward Terminological, Conceptual, and Statistical Clarity in the Study of Mediators and Moderators: Examples From the Child-Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Literatures77
Ch. 5In Defense of External Invalidity109
Ch. 6When Small Effects Are Impressive127
Ch. 7Random Sampling, Randomization, and Equivalence of Contrasted Groups in Psychotherapy Outcome Research147
Ch. 8Stimulus Sampling in Clinical Research: Representative Design Reviewed163
Ch. 9Science, Ethnicity, and Bias: Where Have We Gone Wrong?173
Ch. 10Ethnic Representation in a Sample of the Literature of Applied Psychology189
Ch. 11Constructing Validity: Basic Issues in Objective Scale Development207
Ch. 12Clinical Applications of Analogue Behavioral Observation: Dimensions of Psychometric Evaluation235
Ch. 13Psychological Testing and Psychological Assessment: A Review of Evidence and Issues
Ch. 14Methodological Issues in Assessment Research With Ethnic Minorities349
Ch. 15On the Origins of the .05 Level of Statistical Significance379
Ch. 16Hypothesis Validity of Clinical Research389
Ch. 17Things I Have Learned (So Far)407
Ch. 18A Power Primer427
Ch. 19Statistical Significance Testing and Cumulative Knowledge in Psychology: Implications for Training of Researchers437
Ch. 20One Cheer for Null Hypothesis Significance Testing461
Ch. 21The Proof of the Pudding: An Illustration of the Relative Strengths of Null Hypothesis, Meta-Analysis, and Bayesian Analysis465
Ch. 22Research on Psychotherapy Efficacy and Effectiveness: Between Scylla and Charybdis?505
Ch. 23Are Results of Randomized Controlled Trials Useful to Psychotherapists?547
Ch. 24Improving the Transition From Basic Efficacy Research to Effectiveness Studies: Methodological Issues and Procedures569
Ch. 25The Role of Method in Treatment Effectiveness Research: Evidence From Meta-Analysis589
Ch. 26Outcome Assessment: From Conceptualization to Implementation619
Ch. 27Single-Participant Research Design: Bringing Science to Managed Care635
Ch. 28Drawing Valid Inferences From Case Studies655
Ch. 29Efficacy and Specific Effects Data on New Treatments: A Case Study Strategy With Mixed Anxiety-Depression671
Ch. 30Clinical Significance: Measuring Whether Interventions Make a Difference691
Ch. 31Toward the Incorporation of Costs, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, and Cost-Benefit Analysis Into Clinical Research711
Ch. 32Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct737
Ch. 33Moral Foundations in Research with Human Participants771
Ch. 34Ethical Transgressions of Psychology Graduate Students: Critical Incidents With Implications for Training781
Ch. 35Reflections on Determining Authorship Credit and Authorship Order on Faculty-Student Collaborations791
Ch. 36Statistical Methods in Psychology Journals: Guidelines and Explanations813
Ch. 37Preparing and Evaluating Research Reports837
Ch. 38Writing a Review Article for Psychological Bulletin859
Ch. 39Methodology: General Lessons to Guide Research877
Index889
About the Editor913

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