Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

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Michael C. Roberts, Stephen S. Ilardi
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Psychology - 472 pages
The Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology presents a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of research methodologies used in clinical psychology. Topics discussed include experimental and quasi-experimental designs, statistical analysis, validity, ethics, cultural diversity, and the scientific process of publishing. Written by leading researchers, the chapters focus on specific applications of research into psychopathology, assessment and diagnosis, therapy, and interventions for both child and adult populations. Special attention is also given to research into professional issues, prevention, and promotion. Research vignettes describe exemplary projects illustrating the essential elements of the research topics. In addition, the editors outline a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field.


This handbook coherently illustrates the range of research methodologies used in clinical psychology and is a vital resource for both students and scholars who wish to expand their knowledge.


  • Covers basic methodologies as well as specific applications of research designs.
  • Includes research vignettes that describe exemplary studies and illustrate the essential elements of the research topics.
  • Contains chapters written by active researchers in the field.
  • Outlines a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field.
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Contents

Part II Research Designs
71
Part III Topics of Research
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About the author (2008)

Michael C. Roberts is Director of the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. He has authored and co-edited 14 books, including the Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology (third edition edited with C. Eugene Walker, 2001), Beyond Appearances: A New Look at Adolescent Girls (edited with Norine G. Johnson and Judith P. Worell, 1999), and Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism (edited with Annette M. La Greca, Wendy K. Silverman, and Eric M. Vernberg, 2002).


Stephen S. Ilardi is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas. His published research has focused on the assessment and treatment of major depression, with an emphasis on the clinical integration of theory and methods from the domain of cognitive neuroscience. In 2001, he received the Theodore Blau Award for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology.

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