The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology

Hardcover | April 2, 2013

EditorJonathan S. Comer, Philip C. Kendall

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Mental health problems impose a staggering worldwide public health burden. Regrettably, whereas many sciences have been progressing for centuries (e.g., biology, chemistry) it is only recently that the strategies of science have been applied to the field of clinical psychology. At thisrelatively early stage in the science of clinical psychology, the majority of work is ahead of us, and as such the prepared investigator must be familiar with the full portfolio of modern research strategies - a set of "directions" for getting from "here" to "there." To continue to move thescience of clinical psychology forward, investigators benefit when they systematically rely on research strategy "routes" that achieve favorable balances between scientific rigor and clinical relevance. With this need in mind, The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology has recruited some of the field's foremost experts to explicate the essential research strategies currently used across the modern clinical psychology landscape that maximize both precision and significance.Chapters in this volume address design, measurement, and analytic strategies for clinical psychology, including comprehensive coverage of: * effective laboratory methods in experimental psychopathology, single-case experimental designs, small pilot trials, the randomized controlled trial, adaptive and modular treatment designs, and dissemination methods and models* change measurement, observational coding, measurement of process variables across treatment, structural and functional brain imagining, and experience sampling data collection methods * statistical power, correlation and regression, randomized clinical trial data analysis, conventions in mediation and moderation analysis, structural equation modeling, meta-analytic techniques, item-response theory, and the appropriate handling of missing dataThe book concludes with an integrative summary of research strategies addressed across the volume, and guidelines for future directions in research methodology, design, and analysis that will keep our young science moving forward in a manner that maximizes scientific rigor and clinicalrelevance.

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Mental health problems impose a staggering worldwide public health burden. Regrettably, whereas many sciences have been progressing for centuries (e.g., biology, chemistry) it is only recently that the strategies of science have been applied to the field of clinical psychology. At thisrelatively early stage in the science of clinical p...

Jonathan S. Comer, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Early Childhood Interventions Program of Boston University, an interdisciplinary clinical research laboratory in the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders devoted to expanding the quality and accessibility of mental health care for very young children. Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., is ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jonathan S. Comer and Philip C. Kendall: A Place for Research Strategies in Clinical PsychologyPart One: Design Strategies for Clinical Psychology2. Michael J. Zvolensky, John P. Forsyth, and Kirsten Johnson: Laboratory Methods in Experimental Psychopathology3. Kaitlin Gallo, Jonathan S. Comer, and David H. Barlow: Single Case Experimental Designs and Small Pilot Trial Designs4. Philip C. Kendall, Jonathan S. Comer, and Candice Chow: Randomized Controlled Trial: Basics and Beyond5. Rinad S. Beidas, Tara Mehta, Marc Atkins, Bonnie Solomon, and Jenna Merz: Dissemination and Implementation Science: Research Models and Methods6. Nina Wong and Deborah C. Beidel: Virtual Environments in Clinical Psychology ResearchPart Two: Measurement Strategies for Clinical Psychology7. Randall T. Salekin, Matthew A. Jarrett, and Elizabeth W. Adams: Assessment and Measurement of Change Considerations in Psychotherapy Research8. David J. Hawes, Mark R. Dadds, and Dave S. Pasalich: Observational Coding Strategies9. Bryce D. McLeod, Nadia Islam, and Emily Wheat: Designing, Conducting, and Evaluating Therapy Process Research10. Andrew J. Gerber and Marlen Z. Gonzalez: Structural and Functional Brain Imagining in Clinical Psychology11. Philip S. Santangelo, Ulrich W. Ebner-Priemer, and Timothy J. Trull: Experience Sampling Methods in Clinical PsychologyPart Three: Analytic Strategies for Clinical Psychology12. Helena Chmura Kraemer: Statistical Power: Issues and Proper Applications13. Stephen G. West, Leona S. Aiken, Heining Cham, and Yu Liu: Multiple Regression: Basics and Beyond for Clinical Scientists14. Kendra L. Read, Philip C. Kendall, Mathew M. Carper, and Joseph R. Rausch: Statistical Methods for Use in the Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials Utilizing a Pretreatment, Posttreatment, Follow-up (PPF) Paradigm15. David P. MacKinnon, Ginger Lockhart, Amanda N. Baraldi, and Lois A. Gelfand: Evaluating Treatment Mediators and Moderators16. Erika J. Wolf and Timothy A. Brown: Structural Equation Modeling: Applications in the Study of Psychopathology17. Andy P. Field: Meta-analysis in Clinical Psychology Research18. Lynne Steinberg and David Thissen: Item-response Theory19. Patrick E. McKnight and Katherine M. McKnight: Missing Data in Psychological SciencePart Four: Matters of Responsible Research Conduct in Clinical Psychology20. Gerald P. Koocher: Ethical Considerations in Clinical Psychology Research21. Frederick T.L. Leong and Zornitsa Kalibatseva: Clinical Research with Culturally Diverse PopulationsPart Five: Conclusion22. Philip C. Kendall and Jonathan Comer: Decades not Days: The Research Enterprise in Clinical Psychology