For courses in Clinical Psychology
A practical and theoretically rich guide to conducting psychological research
Research Design in Clinical Psychology helps students achieve a thorough understanding of the entire research process — developing the idea, selecting methods, analyzing the results, and preparing the written scientific report. Drawing examples from clinical research, health, and medicine, author Alan Kazdin offers detailed coverage of experimental design, assessment, data evaluation and interpretation, case-control and cohort designs, and qualitative research methods. In addition to new pedagogical tools that guide students through the text, the Fifth Edition offers expanded coverage of key topic areas, such as cultural issues, scientific integrity, and recent changes in the publication and communication of research.
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Table of Contents
2. Drawing Valid Inferences I: Internal and External Validity
3. Drawing Valid Inferences II: Construct and Data-Evaluation Validity
4. Ideas that Begin the Research Process
5. Experimental Research: Group Designs
6. Control and Comparison Groups
7. Observational Research: Case-Control and Cohort Designs
8. Single-Case Experimental Research Designs
9. Qualitative Research Methods
10. Assessment: Selecting Measures for Research
11. Assessment: Types of Measures and Their Use
12. Special Topics of Assessment
13. Data Evaluation: Null Hypothesis Significance Testing
14. Data Evaluation: Presenting and Analyzing the Data
15. Data Interpretation: Cautions, Negative Effects, and Replication
16. Ethical Issues and Guidelines for Research
17. Scientific Integrity
18. Communication of Research Findings
19. Methodology: Constantly Evolving Along With Advances in Science
About the Author:
Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D. (Northwestern University) is Sterling Professor of Psychology and Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale University, as well as Director of the Yale Parenting Center—a service for children and families. Before coming to Yale, he was on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. At Yale, he has been Chairman of the Psychology Department, Director and Chairman of the Yale Child Study Center at the School of Medicine, and Director of Child Psychiatric Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Kazdin’s research has focused primarily on the treatment of aggressive and antisocial behavior in children and parent, child, and contextual influences that contribute to child dysfunction and processes and outcome of child therapy. His work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the William T. Grant Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Rivendell Foundation of America, the Humane Society of America, the Laura J. Niles Foundation, Leon Lowenstein Foundation, and Yale University. Kazdin’s 700+ publications include 49 books that focus on methodology, interventions for children and adolescents, parenting and child rearing, cognitive-behavioral treatment, and interpersonal violence. His work on parenting and childrearing has been featured on NPR, PBS, BBC, and CNN and he has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC News, 20/20, and Dr. Phil.
Kazdin has been editor of six professional journals: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Behavior Therapy, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Clinical Psychological Science. He has received a number of professional awards including the Outstanding Research Contribution by an Individual Award and Lifetime Achievement Awards (Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies), Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology Award and Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology (American Psychological Association), and the James McKeen Cattell Award (Association for Psychological Science). In 2008, he was president of the American Psychological Association.