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Research Methods for Clinical Therapists Applied Project Design and Analysis

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ISBN-10: 070202998X

ISBN-13: 9780702029981

Edition: 5th 2009

Authors: Carolyn M. Hicks

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Description:

Keeping statistical theory to a minimum, this book provides an overview of major research approaches in clinical therapy. The text places an emphasis on experimental methods and data analysis.
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 8/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Basic principles of research
Introduction
Research design and statistics: some basic concepts
Questionnaires, surveys and sampling
The nature of the data
Techniques of descriptive statistics
Testing hypotheses
Designing your study
Sources of error in research
Matching the research design to the statistical test
Putting the theory into practice
Writing up the research for publication
Reading published research critically
Statistical tests
Non-parametric tests for same- and matched-subject designs
Parametric tests for same- and matched-subject designs
Non-parametric tests for different-(unrelated-) subject designs
Parametric tests for different- (unrelated-) subject designs
Non-parametric and parametric tests for correlational designs
Estimation
Research applications
Attitude scales
Repertory grid analysis
Using statistics in diagnostic and screening tests: Receiver Operating Characteristics
Capturing expert opinion: the Delphi technique
Capturing the user voice: Thurstone's paired comparison technique
Capturing the clinician's view: reliability measures
Undertaking systematic reviews
Appendices
Basic mathematical principles
Statistical probability tables
Answers to activities
A sample critique of a published article
Glossary
Index