Strengthening Research Methodology: Psychological Measurement and Evaluation / Edition 1

Strengthening Research Methodology: Psychological Measurement and Evaluation / Edition 1

by Richard R. Bootzin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591473241

ISBN-13: 9781591473244

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Strengthening Research Methodology: Psychological Measurement and Evaluation both explores and demonstrates how measurement, methodology, and evaluation in psychology have been influenced by preeminent scholar Lee Sechrest. Volume editors Richard R. Bootzin and Patrick McKnight have gathered researchers from across the discipline and from around the world to

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Strengthening Research Methodology: Psychological Measurement and Evaluation both explores and demonstrates how measurement, methodology, and evaluation in psychology have been influenced by preeminent scholar Lee Sechrest. Volume editors Richard R. Bootzin and Patrick McKnight have gathered researchers from across the discipline and from around the world to present recent studies and to acknowledge the role Sechrest has played as a mentor and leader in the field. Although the chapters are drawn from widely different domains, they all exhibit the main theme of the volume: Sechrest's emphasis on excellence and realism in measurement and methodology. Contributors present their work on such methodological topics as the advantages of random assignment, the problem of rear-end validity, how to use formative evaluation, and issues surrounding measuring social environments and using data visualization. Chapters about altruism among Holocaust rescuers, therapeutic mechanisms of change, and the prediction of behavior through clinical assessment illustrate important methodological quandaries while simultaneously presenting compelling original research. This rich volume, capped by a Foreword by Thomas D. Cook and and Epilogue by Robert Boruch, is a fitting tribute to Sechrest, and a valuable book for all researchers and students of methodology in psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591473244
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IExcellence and realism in measurement9
1Researching teaching : the problem of studying a system resistant to change11
2Heroic rescue during the Holocaust : empirical and methodological perspectives29
3Understanding social contexts and coping : connections with intervention programs47
4Stress, coping, and outcome in cognitive therapy63
Pt. IIMethodology in research and evaluation75
5Mechanisms of change in psychotherapy : advances, breakthroughs, and cutting-edge research (do not yet exist)77
6Treatment strength and integrity : models and methods103
7Random assignment : a systematic review125
8Propensity scores and quasi-experiments : a testimony to the practical side of Lee Sechrest143
9Seeing your data : using modern statistical graphics to display and detect relationships159
Pt. IIIValidity and measurement in evaluation183
10How to fool yourself with experiments in testing theories in psychological research185
11Improving prediction from clinical assessment : the roles of measurement, psychometric theory, and decision theory213
Pt. IVMethodology mentoring231
12Rear end validity : a caution233
13The nature of scientific legacy : the case of Lee Sechrest249

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