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Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

ISBN: 978-1-4051-3279-4
468 pages
July 2005, ©2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology presents a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of research methodologies used in clinical psychology. Topics discussed include experimental and quasi-experimental designs, statistical analysis, validity, ethics, cultural diversity, and the scientific process of publishing. Written by leading researchers, the chapters focus on specific applications of research into psychopathology, assessment and diagnosis, therapy, and interventions for both child and adult populations. Special attention is also given to research into professional issues, prevention, and promotion. Research vignettes describe exemplary projects illustrating the essential elements of the research topics. In addition, the editors outline a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field.


This handbook coherently illustrates the range of research methodologies used in clinical psychology and is a vital resource for both students and scholars who wish to expand their knowledge.


  • Covers basic methodologies as well as specific applications of research designs.
  • Includes research vignettes that describe exemplary studies and illustrate the essential elements of the research topics.
  • Contains chapters written by active researchers in the field.
  • Outlines a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field.
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Acknowledgements.

Contributors.

Part I: Clinical Psychology Research.

Part II: Research Designs.

Part III: Topics of Research.

Index.
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Michael C. Roberts is Director of the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. He has authored and co-edited 14 books, including the Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology (third edition edited with C. Eugene Walker, 2001), Beyond Appearances: A New Look at Adolescent Girls (edited with Norine G. Johnson and Judith P. Worell, 1999), and Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism (edited with Annette M. La Greca, Wendy K. Silverman, and Eric M. Vernberg, 2002).


Stephen S. Ilardi is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas. His published research has focused on the assessment and treatment of major depression, with an emphasis on the clinical integration of theory and methods from the domain of cognitive neuroscience. In 2001, he received the Theodore Blau Award for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology.

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  • Covers basic methodologies as well as specific applications of research designs.

  • Includes research vignettes that describe exemplary studies and illustrate the essential elements of the research topics.

  • Contains chapters written by active researchers in the field.

  • Outlines a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field.
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"This book is truly weighty in size and content...it provides excellent comprehensive overview chapters of every aspect of clinical psychological research and implications for practice." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

"Roberts and Ilardi and their authors have done a marvelous job presenting a cutting-edge array of methods and applications in clinical psychology research. This publication captures the vigor and excitement present in the field today. The text is practical, broad in scope, yet with sufficient depth to guide practicing clinical researchers. It should be used in graduate education and will also prove helpful to seasoned investigators." John Curry, Duke University

"Roberts and Ilardi have created an impressive, comprehensive, and cutting-edge handbook of research methods and data-analytic procedures. This volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students alike. All aspects of the research process are represented. The individual chapters are excellent - very understandable and clear, with many practical examples provided." Annette M. La Greca, University of Miami

"Focusing on new developments and cutting-edge advances in research methods, this handbook should have a wide audience. Summing up: Recommended." S. M. Valente, University of Southern California, Choice, December 2003

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