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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
Comparison of Models
Current Developments
PERSONAL ISSUES
Why do Clinical Psychologists do Research?
Why don’t Clinical Psychologists do Research?
Summary
CHAPTER SUMMARY
FURTHER READING
FORMULATING THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS
Choosing the Topic
Developing the Questions
Literature Review
The Proposal
Consultations
Piloting
Funding
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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
Historical Background
PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACHES
Types of Phenomenological Research
Table 5.1 Types of phenomenological research
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONIST APPROACHES
Background to Social Constructionism
Types of Social Constructionist Research
WAYS OF EVALUATING QUALITATIVE STUDIES
CONCLUSIONS
Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Mode of Administration
Open-ended and Closed-ended Questions
QUALITATIVE SELF-REPORT METHODS
The Qualitative Interview
QUANTITATIVE SELF-REPORT METHODS
Questionnaire Design
QUALITATIVE OBSERVATION
Participant Observation
Text-based Research
QUANTITATIVE OBSERVATION
Background
Procedures for Conducting Observations
Reliability and Validity Issues
NONEXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
Descriptive Designs
Correlational Designs
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
Cook and Campbell’s Validity Analysis
Nonrandomized Designs
Randomized Designs
Conclusion: Choosing a Research Design
SINGLE CASE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
Procedure
. AB design
AB Design
The 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
SAMPLING
The Target Population
Bias and Representativeness
Sample Size
Alternative Approaches to Sampling and Generalizability
Conclusion
ETHICAL ISSUES
Informed Consent
Harms and Benefits
Ethics Committees
What is Evaluation?
The Sociopolitical Context
PREPARATION FOR EVALUATING A SERVICE
Aims and Objectives
The Impact Model
Needs Assessment
OUTCOME EVALUATION
Client Satisfaction Surveys
Patient-focused Research and Outcomes Management
Cost-effectiveness
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 Entry
Data Checking
Data Reduction
Data Exploration
INTERPRETATION
Understanding the Meaning of the Findings
Strengths and Limitations of the Study
Scientific and Professional Implications
DISSEMINATION
Writing up
Publication
Authorship Issues
Utilization
THE END
Methodological Pluralism
Appraising Research
Combining Research with Practice
Some Images of Research
REFERENCES
AUTHOR INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX
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