A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology by Jeremy MilesA Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology by Jeremy Miles

A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology

EditorJeremy Miles, Paul Gilbert

Paperback | August 24, 2005

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Though psychology as a discipline has grown enormously in popularity in recent years, compulsory courses in research methods and statistics are seldom embarked upon with any great enthusiasm within the undergraduate and postgraduate communities. Many postgraduate and PhD students start theirresearch ill-equipped to design effective experiments and to properly analyse their results. This lack of knowledge also limits their ability to critically assess and evaluate research done by others. This book is a practical guide to carrying out research in health psychology and clinical psychology. It bridges the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate study. As well as describing the various techniques and methods available to students, it provides them with a proper understanding of whata specific technique does - going beyond the introductory descriptions typical of most undergraduate methods books. The book describes both quantitative and qualitativeve approaches to data collection, providing valuable advice on methods ranging from psychometric testing to discourse analysis. Forboth undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will be essential in making them aware of the full range of techniques available, helping them to design scientifically rigorous experiments, and effectively analyse their results.
Jeremy Miles is at Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK. Paul Gilbert is at South Derbyshire Mental Health Trust, Kingsway Hospital, Derby, UK.
Title:A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.74 inPublished:August 24, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019852756X

ISBN - 13:9780198527565


Table of Contents

Jeremy Miles and Paul Gilbert: Introduction1. Paul Gilbert and Chris Irons: Thinking about research: issues and dilemmas2. Heather Buchanan and Neil Coulson: Sampling in health and clinical psychology research3. Bruce Napier: Ethical research is better research4. Sally-Ann Clarke, Jo Lawford, Linda Sheppard and Christine Eiser: Research with children5. Mark Wetherell and Kavita Vedhara: The measurement of physiological outcomes in health and clinical psychology6. Fiona Fylan: Semi-structured interviewing7. Sue Wilkinson: Using focus groups: exploring the meanings of health and illness8. Darcy Santor: Using and evaluating psychometric measures: practical and theoretical considerations9. Eamonn Ferguson: The use of diary methodologies in health and clinical psychology10. Chris Leach and Kate Freshwater: Analysis of repertory grids in clinical practice11. Robert Elliott and Ladislav Timulak: Descriptive and interpretive approaches to qualitative research12. Elizabeth Stokoe and Sally Wiggins: Discursive approaches13. Andy Field and Graham Davey: Experimental methods in clinical and health research14. David Clark-Carter: The importance of considering effect size and statistical power in research15. Susanne Hempel: Reliability16. Chris Fife-Schaw: Analysing categorical data17. Jeremy Miles: General and generalised linear models18. Peter Watson: Survival analysis19. Mark Shevlin: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis in clinical and health psychology20. Rick Hoyle: Applications of structural equation modelling in clinical and health psychology research21. Gary Adamson and Brendan Bunting: Some statistical and graphical strategies for exploring the effect of longitudinal data in health research22. Andy Field: Meta-analysis