In an updated edition of this successful book, the author describes research methods in clinical psychology and provides criteria for conducting and evaluating clinical research. This edition continues to explain how methodology is an approach toward problem solving, thinking, and acquiring knowledge. New material on the evolving nature of clinical research into many topic areas is also included. Topics covered: drawing valid references; experimental research; case studies; interpreting data; ethics; and more. Clinical psychologists/psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and therapists.
This textbook describes and explains the methodology and design of research in clinical psychology. It covers experimental design, assessment, sources of artifact and bias, data evaluation and interpretation, and ethical and professional issues. The principles, obstacles, artifacts, biases, strategies, and guidelines relevant to each stage of research are identified and discussed. A glossary is provided. Kazdin teaches at Yale University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR