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Research methods for clinical therapists : applied project design and analysis /
Carolyn M. Hicks.
edition
5th ed.
imprint
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2009.
description
xi, 406 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780702029981
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imprint
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2009.
isbn
9780702029981
contents note
Research design and statistics : some basic concepts -- Questionnaires, surveys, and sampling -- The nature of the data -- Techniques of descriptive statistics -- Testing hypotheses -- Designing your study -- Sources of error in research -- Matching the research design to the statistical test -- Putting the theory into practice -- Writing up the research for publication -- Reading published research critically -- Non-parametric tests for same- and matched-subject designs -- Parametric tests for same- and matched-subject designs -- Non-parametric tests for different- (unrelated-) subject designs -- Parametric tests for different- (unrelated-) subject designs -- Non-parametric and parametric tests for correlational designs -- Estimation -- Attitude scales -- Repertory grid analysis -- Using statistics in diagnostic and screening tests : receiver operating characteristics -- Capturing expert opinion : the Delphi technique -- Capturing the user voice : Thurstone's paired comparison technique -- Capturing the clinician's view : reliability measures -- Undertaking systematic reviews.
catalogue key
7053414
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Keeping statistical theory to a minimum, this book provides an overview of major research approaches in clinical therapy. The text places an emphasis on experimental methods and data analysis.
Main Description
Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen's Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.
Main Description
Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research.Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research termsActivities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learningSample critique of a published research articleComprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research studyExplanation of basic mathematical conceptsExtended section on calculating sample sizesGuidelines on the preparation of postersCalculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen's Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreementIntroduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standardsThe Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issuesUndertaking Systematic ReviewsRelevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.
Main Description
Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising healthcare professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. New material includes: Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen's Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and. diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Basic principles of researchp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Research design and statistics: some basic conceptsp. 17
Questionnaires, surveys and samplingp. 23
The nature of the datap. 37
Techniques of descriptive statisticsp. 45
Testing hypothesesp. 69
Designing your studyp. 91
Sources of error in researchp. 103
Matching the research design to the statistical testp. 121
Putting the theory into practicep. 135
Writing up the research for publicationp. 147
Reading published research criticallyp. 161
Statistical testsp. 167
Non-parametric tests for same- and matched-subject designsp. 169
Parametric tests for same- and matched-subject designsp. 187
Non-parametric tests for different-(unrelated-) subject designsp. 201
Parametric tests for different- (unrelated-) subject designsp. 221
Non-parametric and parametric tests for correlational designsp. 235
Estimationp. 253
Research applicationsp. 263
Attitude scalesp. 265
Repertory grid analysisp. 275
Using statistics in diagnostic and screening tests: Receiver Operating Characteristicsp. 287
Capturing expert opinion: the Delphi techniquep. 301
Capturing the user voice: Thurstone's paired comparison techniquep. 309
Capturing the clinician's view: reliability measuresp. 315
Undertaking systematic reviewsp. 327
Appendices
Basic mathematical principlesp. 337
Statistical probability tablesp. 341
Answers to activitiesp. 359
A sample critique of a published articlep. 371
Glossaryp. 391
Indexp. 399
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