Research Design in Clinical Psychology / Edition 3

Research Design in Clinical Psychology / Edition 3

by Alan E. Kazdin
     
 

In an updated edition of this successful book, the author describes research methods in clinical psychology and provides criteria for conducting and evaluating clinical research. This edition continues to explain how methodology is an approach toward problem solving, thinking, and acquiring knowledge. New material on the evolving nature of clinical research into many… See more details below

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In an updated edition of this successful book, the author describes research methods in clinical psychology and provides criteria for conducting and evaluating clinical research. This edition continues to explain how methodology is an approach toward problem solving, thinking, and acquiring knowledge. New material on the evolving nature of clinical research into many topic areas is also included. Topics covered: drawing valid references; experimental research; case studies; interpreting data; ethics; and more. Clinical psychologists/psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and therapists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205260881
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
12/05/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1Introduction1
2Drawing Valid Inferences I: Internal and External Validity22
3Drawing Valid Inferences II: Construct and Statistical Conclusion Validity55
4Sources of Artifact and Bias82
5Selection of the Research Problem and Design110
6Experimental Research: Group Designs148
7Control and Comparison Groups184
8Assessing the Impact of the Experimental Manipulation213
9Observational Research: Case-Control and Cohort Designs233
10The Case Study and Single-Case Research Designs265
11Evaluation of the Single Case in Clinical Work300
12Qualitative Research Methods: An Overview328
13Assessment Methods and Strategies355
14Assessment and Evaluation of Interventions408
15Statistical Methods of Data Evaluation436
16Interpretation of the Data471
17Ethical Issues and Guidelines for Research497
18Publication and Communication of Research Findings545
19Closing Comments: Methodology in Perspective561
Glossary571
References585
Author Index617
Subject Index629

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