Evaluating Research in Communicative Disorders

ISBN-10: 0137151551
ISBN-13: 9780137151554
Edition: 6th 2011
List price: $172.00
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Book details

List price: $172.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Robert F. Orlikoff, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at West Virginia University. He has extensive experience as a researcher, clinician, and educator and has served as an associate editor and reviewer for several journals in communicative sciences and disorders.

Preface
Research and Practice in Communicative Disorders
Knowledge Acquisition
The Scientific Method
Scientific Theory
The Conduct of Scientific Research
The Nature of Research in Communicative Disorders
Evidence-Based Practice
Research-Practice Relationships
The Editorial Process in the Publication of a Research Article
The Challenge of Cyberspace
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Information Sources
The Knowledge Base of the Reader
Key Terms
Study Questions
References
The Introduction Section of the Research Article
The Nature of Technical Writing
Components of the Introduction
General Statement of the Problem
The Rationale for the Study
Review of the Literature
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Limitations of the Study
Example: Introduction to a Research Study
Key Terms
Study Questions
References
Evaluation Checklist: Introduction Section
Research Strategies in Communicative Disorders
Quantitative Research
Variables in Empirical Research
Experimental Research
Descriptive Research
Combined Experimental and Descriptive Research
The Title of a Quantitative Research Article
Qualitative Research
Types of Qualitative Research
The Title of a Qualitative Research Article
Mixed-Methods Research
Key Terms
Study Questions
References
Evaluation Checklist: The Title
Research Design in Communicative Disorders
Quantitative Research Design
Group Research Designs
Single-Subject Research Designs
Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research Design
Validity Issues in Research Design
Internal Validity
External Validity
Pilot Research
Key Terms
Study Questions
References
The Method Section of the Research Article
Components of the Method Section
Subjects (Participants)
Materials
Procedure
Key Terms
Study Questions
References
Evaluation Checklist: Method Section
The Results Section of the Research Article
Organization of Quantitative Results
Data Distributions
Descriptive Statistics
Some Characteristics of Clear Data Organization
Data Analysis
The Normal Curve Model
Bivariate Descriptive Statistics
Statistical Significance
Correlational Analysis
Inferential Statistics
Data Display
Some Characteristics of Clear Data Display
Key Terms
Study Questions
References
Evaluation Checklist: Results Section
The Discussion and Conclusions Section of the Research Article
Organization of the Discussion and Conclusions Section
Relationship of the Conclusions to Preceding Parts of the Article
Relationship of Results to Previous Research
Limitations of the Research Study
Implications of the Research Study
The Abstract of the Research Article
Key Terms
Study Questions
References
Evaluation Checklist: Discussion and Conclusions Section
Evaluating Treatment Efficacy Research
Evidence-Based Practice
Generalizability of Research Findings
Levels of Evidence
Experimental Designs for Studying Treatment Efficacy
Pre-Experimental Designs
Quasi-Experimental Designs
True Experimental Designs
Systematic Reviews
Key Terms
Study Questions
References
Complete Evaluation Checklist
A Compendium of Journals in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Proclamation of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the National Health Council
Index

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