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Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners (3rd Edition)

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book-author

Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang, Robert Elliott

publisher

Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd edition

file-type

PDF

pages

310 pages

language

English

asin

B01B6Q7YC8

isbn10

1118773209

isbn13

9781118773208


Book Description

Fully updated to reflect the latest developments; Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners 3rd edition (PDF) offers a comprehensive introduction to the various approaches; methods; and strategies for conducting research in the clinical psychology field. It represents the most user-friendly; accessible introduction to conducting and evaluating research for clinical psychologists and related professionals

  • Ideal for practitioners and students who wish to conduct their own research or gain a better understanding of published research
  • Addresses important issues such as philosophical underpinnings of various methodologies; along with socio-political issues that arise in clinical and community settings
  • Step-by-step guidance through all phases of a clinical psychology research project — from initial concept and groundwork; through to measurement; analysis; design; and interpretation
  • Updates to this 3rd edition include new or expanded coverage of such topics as  systematic review and literature searching methods; guidance on choosing between different qualitative approaches; modern psychometric methods; and conducting psychological research via the Internet

NOTE: This purchase only includes Research Methods in Clinical Psychology 3rd edition. No codes are included.

book-author

Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang, Robert Elliott

publisher

Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd edition

file-type

PDF

pages

310 pages

language

English

asin

B01B6Q7YC8

isbn10

1118773209

isbn13

9781118773208

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Content: Machine generated contents note: The Research Process —
Philosophical Issues —
What is Research? —
What is Science? —
Social and Political Issues —
Professional Issues —
The Intuitive Practitioner —
The Scientist-Practitioner —
The Applied Scientist —
The Local Clinical Scientist —
The Evidence-Based Practitioner —
The Clinical Scientist —
The Practice-Based Evidence Model —
Comparison of Models —
Implications for Clinical Training —
Personal Issues —
Why Do Clinical Psychologists Do Research? —
Why Don’t Clinical Psychologists Do Research? —
Weighing up the Pros and Cons of Doing Research —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
Formulating the Research Questions —
Choosing the Topic —
Developing the Questions —
Hypothesis-testing versus Exploratory Research Questions —
Some Types of Research Question —
Literature Review —
The Proposal —
Funding —
The Politics of Research in Applied Settings —
Access —
Responding to Doubts —
Authorship —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
The Process of Measurement —
Domains of Variables —
Measuring Psychological Constructs —
Measurement Sources and Approaches —
Foundations of Quantitative Methods —
Positivism —
Psychometric Theory —
Definitions —
Reliability —
Reliability Statistics —
Validity —
Generalizability Theory —
Item Response Theory —
Utility —
Standards for Reliability and Validity —
Chapter Summary and Conclusions —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
Historical Background —
Philosophical Background —
Phenomenology —
Social Constructionism —
Families of Qualitative Approaches —
Thematic Analysis Approaches —
Narrative Approaches —
Language-Based Approaches —
Ethnographic Approaches —
Ways of Evaluating Qualitative Studies —
Conclusion: Choosing and Combining Methods —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
Mode of Administration —
Open-ended and Closed-ended Questions —
Qualitative Self-report Methods —
Types of Qualitative Interview —
Interview Schedule —
Interviewing Style —
Quantitative Self-report Methods —
Questionnaire Design —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
Qualitative Observation —
Participant Observation —
Text-based Research —
Quantitative Observation —
Background —
Procedures for Conducting Observations —
Reliability and Validity Issues —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
Nonexperimental Designs —
Descriptive Designs —
Correlational Designs —
Experimental Designs —
Cook and Campbell’s Validity Analysis —
Nonrandomized Designs —
Randomized Designs —
Conclusion: Choosing a Research Design —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
Historical Background —
Single-case Experimental Designs —
Procedure —
AB Design —
Reversal (or ABAB) Design —
Multiple-baseline Design —
Changing-Criterion Design —
Data Analysis —
Generalization —
Naturalistic Case-study Designs —
Narrative Case Studies —
Systematic Case Studies —
Time-Series Designs —
Conclusion —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
Sampling —
The Target Population —
Bias and Representativeness —
Sample Size —
Alternative Approaches to Sampling and Generalizability —
Summary and Conclusion —
Ethical Issues —
Informed Consent —
Harms and Benefits —
Privacy and Confidentiality —
Ethics Self-study Exercise —
Ethics Committees —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
What is Evaluation? —
The Sociopolitical Context —
Preparation for Evaluating a Service —
Aims and Objectives —
The Impact Model —
The Target Population —
Estimating the Extent of the Target Problem in the Target Population —
Needs Assessment —
Delivery System Design —
Monitoring the Process of Service Delivery —
Coverage and Bias —
Service Implementation —
Outcome Evaluation —
Client Satisfaction Surveys —
Patient focused Research and Outcomes Management —
Cost-effectiveness —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions for Reflection —
Qualitative Data Analysis —
Within-case and Cross-case Analysis —
Preliminaries to Qualitative Data Analysis —
Processes in Qualitative Data Analysis —
Good Practice in Qualitative Analysis —
Quantitative Data Analysis —
Data Entry —
Data Checking —
Data Reduction —
Data Exploration —
Statistical Significance Testing for Answering the Research Questions —
Analyzing the Strength and Significance of Quantitative Effects —
Interpretation —
Contributions to Knowledge: Understanding the Meaning of the Findings —
Methodological Issues: Strengths and Limitations of the Study —
Scientific and Practical Implications —
Dissemination —
Writing up —
Publication —
Authorship Issues —
Utilization —
The End —
Chapter Summary —
Further Reading —
Questions For Reflection —
Methodological Pluralism —
Appraising Research —
Combining Research with Practice —
Some Images of Research —
Questions for Reflection.

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