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.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
2. Drawing Valid Inferences I: Internal and External Validity.
3. Drawing Valid Inferences II: Construct and Statistical Conclusion Validity.
4. Sources of Artifact and Bias.
5. Selection of the Research Problem and Design.
6. Experimental Research: Group Designs.
7. Control and Comparison Groups.
8. Assessing the Impact of the Experimental Manipulation.
9. Observational Research: Case-Control and Cohort Designs.
10. The Case Study and Single-Case Research Designs.
11. Evaluation of the Single Case in Clinical Work.
12. Qualitative Research Methods: An Overview.
13. Assessment Methods and Strategies.
14. Assessment and Evaluation of Interventions.
15. Statistical Methods of Data Evaluation.
16. Interpretation of the Data.
17. Ethical Issues and Guidelines for Research.
18. Publication and Communication of Research Findings.
19. Closing Comments: Methodology in Perspective.