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Understanding and evaluating research in applied clinical settings.

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Understanding and evaluating research in applied clinical settings.

Morgan, George A. et al.

Lawrence Erlbaum

2006

367 pages

$39.95

Paperback

H62

Written for students and professionals in psychology, education, counseling, mental health, nursing, and medicine with some backgroung in research and statistics, this integrated approach to quantitative research methods, data analysis, and article evaluation concentrates on materials describing evidence-based clinical practice. In 38 discrete articles, coverage begins with basic information on the research framework, sample studies, and the ethics of human research and publishing. Subsequenst topics include variables and their measurement, quantitative research approaches including the quasi-experimental, evaluation of methods and design, inferential statistics and their interpretation, and the selection and interpretation of specific statistics such as the chi-square test and accompanying effect size indices. Chapters on applications include such topics as meta-analysis and clinical significance, and materials on the evaluation of research validity include evaluations of four sample articles.

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