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Research Design and Evaluation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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ISBN-10: 020519799X

ISBN-13: 9780205197996

Edition: 4th 1998

Authors: Franklin H. Silverman

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This book focuses on using and conducting clinical research. Students are taught single-subject research methodologies required for documenting the impact of intervention on clients for employers and medical insurance programs. In addition, students are taught how to interpret and critically evaluate the data analyses and conclusions of studies in which descriptive and inferential statistics are used.
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Book details

List price: $101.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Exercises and Discussion Topics close each chapter
Utilization of Research Methodology in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Questioning and Clinical Effectiveness
Need for Systematic Observation in Answering Questions
Satisfying the Need for Systematic Observation
Questions and Answers
Has the Need Been Met?
Research, Research Methodology, and the Clinician
The Consumer Role
The Producer, or Clinician-Investigator, Role
Who Can be a Clinician-Investigator?
Asking/Answering Questions and the Scientific Method
What Is the Scientific Method?
The Scientific Method as a Set of Rules for Asking and Answering Questions
Literature Searching
Literature Searching with Online, Interactive Computer-Based
Information Retrieval Systems
Literature Searching Using Abstracts Journals
Asking And Answering Questions
Choosing a Research Project: Asking Questions That Are Both Relevant and Answerable
Generating Relevant Questions for Research
Structuring Research Questions to Make Them Answerable
Single Subject and Group Designs
Terminology Used for Describing Group and Single Subject Research Designs
Differences Between Single Subject and Group Designs
Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Design
Categories of Single Subject Designs
Categories of Group Designs
Which Type of Design Should You Use?
Types of Data
What Are Data?
Qualitative and Quantitative Data
Measurement-Related Properties of Quantitative Data
Strategies for Generating Data
Role of the Observer in the Data Generating Process
Strategies That Utilize an Instrument to Supplement Observer Judgment
Strategies That Rely Primarily on Observer Judgment: Psychological Scaling Methods
Strategies That Rely Primarily on Observer Judgment: Observation with Systematic Classification
Organizing Data for Answering Questions: I. Descriptive Techniques
Strategies for Organizing Qualitative Data for Answering Questions
Strategies for Organizing and Summarizing Quantitative Data for Answering Questions
Organizing Data for Answering Questions: II. Inferential Techniques for Group Designs
Significance Tests
Confidence Intervals
Other Inferential Statistical Techniques
Organizing Data for Answering Questions: III. Inferential Techniques for Single Subject Designs
Visual Analysis ("Eyeballing") of Graphic Data
Time-Series Analysis
Sequential Analysis Using Markov Chains
Randomization Tests
Generalizations from Answers
Evaluating Answers to Questions and Interpretations Made of Them
Factors to Consider When Evaluating Answers
Criteria for Evaluating Validity, Reliability, and Generality
Checklist for Evaluating the Validity, Reliability, and Generality of Observations
Communicating Questions, Answers, and Interpretations
Modes for Disseminating Research Findings
Objectives of Scientific Communication
Organization of Written Research Reports
Organization of Oral Presentations
Preparation of Written and Oral Reports
Locating Journals and Meetings for Disseminating Your Questions
Answers, and Interpretations
Editorial Processing of Manuscripts
Evaluation Checklist for Quality of Communicatio