Behavioural and Mental Health Research: A Handbook of Skills and Methods

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Psychology - 464 pages
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Behavioural and Mental Health Research, 2nd Edition is a thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded version of the invaluable guide to research skills for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and graduates training in those disciplines. It provides a series of practical guidelines for starting and carrying through any research project: from selecting the most appropriate approach, using computers, and analysing data to applying for funding, writing reports, and even how to enjoy your research! This second edition also includes chapters on methods of assessment, studying people in their social settings, and service evaluation and audit methods.
By considering a wide spectrum of different research methods the book gives the reader an insight into the assumptions underlying research. Quantitative methods using group design are described without assuming an advanced level of statistical knowledge. Qualitative, language-based methods and single case studies are explored as possible alternatives.
 

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Contents

Preparing a research project
15
The selection and development of measures
29
Domains of assessment
59
Analysing data
85
Using computers
111
David A Good Social and Political Sciences Free School Lane
135
Writing a research report
137
Writing a grant application
157
Single case research
277
individual
296
Intensive quantitative methods
315
Studying people in their social settings
343
Epidemiological and survey methods
369
Research in service planning
399
Ray J Hodgson Consultant Psychologist Cardiff Community
402
Service evaluation and audit methods
423

Experimental abnormal psychology
177
Outcome research
201
Patient series and quasiexperimental designs
229
Qualitative research
253

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