Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners / Edition 2

Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners / Edition 2

by Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang, Robert Elliott
     
 

RESEARCH METHODS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY is a reader-friendly introduction to doing, and thinking about, research for clinical psychologists. This systematic guide takes students and practitioners through the basic steps of a research project, from start to finish. It is an invaluable tool for those who want to conduct their own research, or simply want a

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RESEARCH METHODS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY is a reader-friendly introduction to doing, and thinking about, research for clinical psychologists. This systematic guide takes students and practitioners through the basic steps of a research project, from start to finish. It is an invaluable tool for those who want to conduct their own research, or simply want a better understanding of published research.

Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang and Robert Elliott provide a balanced account of both qualitative and quantitative methods within a framework of methodological pluralism -fitting the method to the research question. This new edition presents many new methods that have developed over the last decade, alongside the more traditional approaches.

With a wealth of features to aid teaching and learning, such as:

  • Chapter outlines
  • Case examples
  • Chapter summaries
  • Annotated further reading
  • Web based extra material for instructors and students.
This fully revised textbook is essential for new students, as well as more experienced practitioners wishing to update their knowledge and stay abreast of developments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471490890
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/11/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
650,672
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Preface
Preface from the First Edition
Ch. 1Introduction: The Research Process1
Ch. 2Perspectives on Research6
Ch. 3Doing the Groundwork30
Ch. 4Foundations of Quantitative Measurement49
Ch. 5Foundations of Qualitative Methods72
Ch. 6Self-Report Methods94
Ch. 7Observation119
Ch. 8Foundations of Design137
Ch. 9Small-N Designs162
Ch. 10The Participants: Sampling and Ethics178
Ch. 11Evaluation Research198
Ch. 12Analysis, Interpretation, and Dissemination219
Ch. 13Epilogue245
References251
Author Index273
Subject Index279

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