Physical Therapy Research: Principles and Applications / Edition 2

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The New Edition of this text presents physical therapy research in a clear and concise manner. It aids the user in reading and interpreting published research and in designing and implementing research studies. Guidelines for applying research principles and a sample research paper and presentation are included. This edition presents updated reference sections covering the reemergence of the case study as a valid form of scholarship and the continuing interest in outcomes research. Also features a glossary that defines research terms.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721669632
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 522

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Research Fundamentals
1 Research in Physical Therapy 3
2 Theory in Physical Therapy Research 15
3 Research Ethics 27
Sect. 2 Research Design
4 Research Problems, Questions, and Hypotheses 41
5 Research Paradigms 49
6 Design Overview 62
7 Research Validity 77
8 Selection and Assignment of Subjects 95
Sect. 3 Experimental Designs
9 Group Designs 115
10 Single-System Design 125
Sect. 4 Nonexperimental Designs
11 Overview of Nonexperimental Research 137
12 Clinical Case Reports 148
13 Qualitative Research 154
14 Epidemiology 170
15 Outcomes Research 189
16 Survey Research 204
Sect. 5 Measurement
17 Measurement Theory 221
18 Methodological Research 239
19 Measurement Tools for Physical Therapy Research 248
Sect. 6 Data Analysis
20 Statistical Reasoning 277
21 Statistical Analysis of Differences: The Basics 300
22 Statistical Analysis of Differences: Advanced and Special Techniques 325
23 Statistical Analysis of Relationships: The Basics 347
24 Statistical Analysis of Relationships: Advanced and Special Techniques 360
Sect. 7 Being a Consumer
25 Locating the Literature 379
26 Evaluating the Literature 394
Sect. 8 Implementing Research
27 Implementing a Research Project 413
28 Publishing and Presenting Research 436
App. A Random Numbers Table 447
App. B Table: Areas in One Tail of the Standard Normal Curve 453
App. C Questions for Evaluating a Research Article 455
App. D Guidelines for Preparing a Journal Article Manuscript 459
App. E Sample Manuscript for Hypothetical Study 465
App. F Sample Platform Presentation Script with Slides 491
Glossary 501
Index 513
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