Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders Methods for Systematic Inquiry

ISBN-10: 1597564915

ISBN-13: 9781597564915

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Lauren Nelson

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The second edition of Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Methods for Systematic Inquiry has been updated with new references and resources throughout. The chapter on research ethics was expanded to include broader coverage of responsible conduct of research and the impact of HIPAA. Additional information, reflecting current practices in evidence based practice, has been added to the chapters on research questions, research design, statistics, and reporting research. Two cases studies, designed to promote discussion, are included in the chapters on research ethics and quantitative research design. Tables illustrating example studies from communication sciences and disorders journals have been added to the chapters on nonexperimental and experimental design, and the coverage of qualitative research designs has been expanded. Chapter 10 now includes a section on preparing a review of literature.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 247
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Empirical and Nonempirical Research: An Overview
Systematic Inquiry
Some Roles for Research
Types of Research
Variables
Getting Started with Research
Summary
Ethical Considerations
Protection of Human Participants
Special Protections
Historical Perspective
Institutional Review Boards
Research Integrity
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
Credit for Intellectual Effort
Attribution of Ideas
Accuracy in Reporting Information
Data Management
Confidentiality and Privacy
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Summary
Appendix 2-1: Research Scenario
Identifying and Formulating Research Questions
Identifying Important Questions
Formulating Research Questions
Ways to Formulate a Research Problem
Evidence-Based Practice Questions
Criteria for Well-Formed Questions
Establishing Validity and Reliability
Summary
Completing a Literature Search
Purposes of a Literature Search
Planning and Conducting a Search
Search Tools
Designing a Search Strategy
Organizing and Documenting Your Literature Search
Summary
Appendix 4-1: Electronic Literature Search
Nonexperimental Research Design
Nonexperimental Research Designs
Survey Research
Case Studies
Longitudinal Research
Correlation and Regression
Group Comparisons
Causal-Comparative Research
Qualitative Research
Ethnography
Grounded Theory
Case Study
Phenomenology
Conversation Analysis
Scientific Rigor in Qualitative Research
Summary
Experimental Research and Levels of Evidence
Experimental Research Designs
Posttest-Only Designs
Pretest-Posttest Randomized Control Group Design
Solomon Randomized Four-Group Design
Switching Replications Design
Factorial Designs
Importance of Experimental Control
History
Maturation
Statistical Regression
Instrumentation
Selection
Mortality
Quasi-Experimental Approaches
Nonequivalent Control Group Designs
Repeated Measures Group Design
Single Subject Designs
Experimental Designs and Levels of Evidence
Summary
Appendix 6-1: Research Scenario
Research Participants and Sampling
Populations and Samples
Sample Characteristics
Sampling Methods
Simple Random Sampling
Systematic Sampling
Stratified Random Sampling
Cluster Sampling
Purposive Sampling
Random Assignment
Sample Size
Summary
Data Analysis: Describing Different Types of Data
Levels of Measurement
Visual Representation of Data
Descriptive Statistics
Frequencies and Percentages
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Variability
Shapes of Distributions
Summary
Data Analysis: Inferential Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Measures of Association
Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient
Coefficient of Determination
Spearman Rank-Order Correlation
Chi Square and Contingency Coefficient
Simple Regression and Multiple Regression
Testing for Differences Between Two Samples
Independent and Paired t-Tests
Mann-Whitney U
Sign Test and Wilcoxin Matched-Pairs Signed-Ranks Test
Testing for Differences among Three or More Samples
Statistical Analysis for Factorial Designs
Additional Tools for Analyzing Clinical Data
Caution in the Use and Reporting of Statistics
Summary
Research Outcomes: Clinical Guidance, Research Reports
Knowledge Base for Evaluating Clinical Research
Critical Appraisal
How Applicable Are the Findings
Reporting Research Findings
Components of a Research Report
More on the Review of Literature
Writing Guidelines and Writing Style
Disseminating Research Findings
Summary
Index
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