Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Un libro in lingua di Chris Barker Nancy Pistrang Robert Elliott edito da Blackwell Pub, 2015

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"This is a beautifully balanced, accessible, and updated text by skilled scientist-practitioners that covers the breadth of research methods needed for students and practitioners engaged in learning the art of designing and delivering high-quality research. I can thoroughly recommend it."

Michael Barkham, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Director, Centre for Psychological Services

"Research Methods in Clinical Psychology offers a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of a wide array of research approaches in an extremely clear and---rare in this field---enjoyable manner. Balancing both the forest and the trees, the book adeptly encompasses the theoretical/conceptual, the technical, and the practical/applied, never losing sight of the contexts in which we conduct research and the real-world, as well as scientific, issues involved therein."

David Glenwick, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Fordham University

"This book is erudite, interesting, and accessible: a must for all students and trainees who wish to understand and conduct high-quality research in the area of mental health."

Professor Gillian E Hardy, University of Sheffield

"This is an easy to read volume, filled with excellent practical advice for beginners as well as more advanced graduate students and professionals. Innovatively addressing and explaining the most important changes in the psychological research world today, few other books include the scope and substance represented in this innovative and thoughtful text."

Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, DePaul University

Fully updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, the third edition of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology enhances its reputation as the most comprehensive and user-friendly introduction to conducting and understanding research in clinical psychology. Readers are provided with step-by-step guidance through all phases of a research project---from initial concept and groundwork, through to measurement, design, analysis, and interpretation. Updates to this edition include new or expanded coverage of such topics as systematic review and literature-searching methods, modern psychometric methods, guidance on choosing between different qualitative approaches, and conducting psychological research via the Internet. The text continues to provide a balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, addressing both established and innovative approaches. With its comprehensive coverage, Research Methods in Clinical Psychology, Third Edition, represents an essential resource for understanding contemporary research methodology in clinical psychology and related fields.

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