Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings

Author: George A. Morgan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135604533
Format: PDF, ePub
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Clinically oriented professionals and students need to understand and evaluate the research and statistics in professional articles, especially given today's emphasis on evidence-based practice. This book demonstrates how the research approach and design help determine the appropriate statistical analysis. Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings features: *short, independent, chapters that do not have to be read in order; *a guide to understanding why a particular statistic was selected; *an emphasis on effects sizes including measures of risk potency; *numerous cross-disciplinary examples to illustrate the material; and *methods to help determine practical and clinical significance and their relation to meta-analysis and evidence-based practice. This book is intended for practitioners and students in psychology, education, counseling, mental and allied health, nursing, and medicine, and as a text for courses on understanding research methods and statistics.

Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings

Author: Jeffrey A. Gliner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780805853315
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Clinically oriented professionals and students need to understand and evaluate the research and statistics in professional articles, especially given today's emphasis on evidence-based practice. This book consists of updates of 33 previously published articles from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as an introduction and a conclusion on how to analyze and evaluate research articles. The book demonstrates how the research approach and design help determine the appropriate statistical analysis. Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings features: *Short, independent, chapters that do not have to be read in order. *A guide to understanding why a particular statistic was selected. *An emphasis on effects sizes including measures of risk potency. *Numerous cross-disciplinary examples to illustrate the material. *Methods to help determine practical and clinical significance and their relation to meta-analysis and evidence-based practice. This book is intended for practitioners and students in psychology, education, counseling, mental and allied health, nursing, and medicine, and as a text for courses on understanding research methods and statistics. Exposure to research and statistics is assumed.

Research Methods in Applied Settings

Author: Jeffrey A. Gliner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317526899
Format: PDF
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This text teaches readers how to plan, conduct, and write a research project and select and interpret data through its integrated approach to quantitative research methods. Although not a statistics book, students learn to master which technique to use when and how to analyze and interpret results, making them better consumers of research. Organized around the steps of conducting a research project, this book is ideal for those who need to analyze journal articles. With teaching experience in various departments, the authors know how to address the research problems faced by behavioral and social sciences students. Independent sections and chapters can be read in any order allowing for flexibility in assigning topics. Adopters applaud the book’s clarity and applied interdependent approach to research. The book emphasizes five research approaches:? randomized experimental, quasi-experimental, comparative, associational, and descriptive. These five approaches lead to three kinds of research designs which lead to three groups of statistics with the same names. This consistent framework increases comprehension while avoiding confusion caused by inconsistent terminology. Numerous examples, diagrams, tables, key terms, key distinctions, summaries, applied problems, interpretation questions, and suggested readings further promote understanding. This extensively revised edition features: More examples from published research articles to help readers better understand the research process. New Research in the Real World boxes that highlight actual research projects from various disciplines. Defined key terms in the margins and interpretation questions that help readers review the material. More detailed explanations of key concepts including reliability, validity, estimation, ethical and bias concerns, data security and assumptions, power analysis , and multiple and logistic regression. New sections on mediation and moderation analysis to address the latest techniques. More coverage of quasi-experimental design and qualitative research to reflect changing practices. A new appendix on how to write about results using APA guidelines to help new researchers. Online resources available at www.routledge.com/9781138852976 that provide instructors with PowerPoints, test questions, critical thinking exercises, a conversion guide, and answers to all of the book’s problems and questions. Students will find learning objectives, annotated links to further readings and key concepts, and key terms with links to definitions. Intended for graduate research methods or design or quantitative/experimental research methods courses in psychology, education, human development, family studies, and other behavioral, social, and health sciences, some exposure to statistics and research methods is recommended.

IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics

Author: George A. Morgan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136909443
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data using IBM SPSS, this book describes the use of statistics in user-friendly, non-technical language to show readers how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the design, interpret output, and write about the results. The authors prepare readers for all of the steps in the research process, from design and data collection, to writing about the results. Discussions of writing about outputs, data entry and checking, reliability assessment, testing assumptions, and computing descriptive and inferential parametric and nonparametric statistics are included. SPSS syntax, along with the output, is provided for those who prefer this format"--Provided by publisher.

IBM SPSS for Intermediate Statistics

Author: Nancy L. Leech
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136760288
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed to help readers analyze and interpret research data using IBM SPSS, this user-friendly book shows readers how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the design, perform intermediate statistics, including multivariate statistics, interpret output, and write about the results. The book reviews research designs and how to assess the accuracy and reliability of data: whether data meet the assumptions of statistical tests; how to calculate and interpret effect sizes for intermediate statistics, including odds ratios for logistic and discriminant analyses; how to compute and interpret post-hoc power; and an overview of basic statistics for those who need a review. Unique chapters on multilevel linear modeling, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), assessing reliability of data, and factor analysis are provided. SPSS syntax, along with the output, is included for those who prefer this format. The new edition features: IBM SPSS version 19; although the book can be used with most older and newer versions expanded discussion of assumptions and effect size measures in several chapters expanded discussion of multilevel modeling expansion of other useful SPSS functions in Appendix A examples that meet the new formatting guidelines in the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual (2010) flowcharts and tables to help select the appropriate statistic and interpret statistical significance and effect sizes multiple realistic data sets available on the website used to solve the chapter problems password protected Instructor's Resource materials with PowerPoint slides, answers to interpretation questions and extra SPSS problems, and chapter outlines and study guides. IBM SPSS for Intermediate Statistics, Fourth Edition provides helpful teaching tools: all of the key SPSS windows needed to perform the analyses outputs with call-out boxes to highlight key points interpretation sections and questions to help students better understand and interpret the output extra problems using multiple realistic data sets for practice in conducting analyses using intermediate statistics helpful appendices on how to get started with SPSS, writing research questions, and review of basic statistics. An ideal supplement for courses in either intermediate/advanced statistics or research methods taught in departments of psychology, education, and other social and health sciences, this book is also appreciated by researchers in these areas looking for a handy reference for SPSS.

Single case Research Designs

Author: Alan E. Kazdin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195341881
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Kazdin's text is a notable contrast to the quantitative methodology approach that pervades the biological and social sciences. The methodology in Single-Case Reasearch Designs focuses on a widely applicable methodology for evaluating interventions, such as treatment, or psychotherapy, using applied behavior anlaysis. However, this revision aims to encompass a broader range of research areas that utilize single-case designs. The text will convey the pertinence of this research methodology to disciplines ranging from psychology and medicine to business and industry. The first edition of this book, which was published in 1982, still sells a steady amount of copies today. The fact that professors continue to use the first edition of this book more than twenty years after it was published is a testament to the quality of information, organization, and narrative throughout the text. The possibility of a revision has professors excited that they can expose their students toa well-written, clear, and updated text that will reflect the current status of single-case research.

Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care

Author: Roger Gomm
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964919
Format: PDF
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Practitioners across the caring professions increasingly need to know where evidence can be found and to evaluate different forms of evidence with a critical eye. This invaluable collection includes exemplars of a wide range of research techniques and provides a critical commentary for each. The commentary is designed to tackle jargon and demystify the text, highlighting the compromises that need to be made in real world research designs and the complexity of controlling relevant variables. The book seeks to underline the challenges of interpreting and generalising results both for the researchers and for those who fund their work. This is a set book for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and So

Clinical Research

Author: Manfred Stommel
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781735186
Format: PDF
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This unique textbook integrates statistical concepts into evidence-based clinical practice and patient management. Research concepts and techniques are drawn from epidemiology, bio-statistics, and psychometrics, as well as educational and social science research. Clinical examples throughout the text illustrate practical and scientifically sound applications of the concepts. Data tables and research vignettes highlight statistical distributions involving probability. Methods to locate and utilize web-based information relevant to clinical research are discussed, and web URLs are provided. Further learning is encouraged by the inclusion of suggested activities, recommended readings, references, and a comprehensive glossary of research terms. Additional resources are available at a Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/stommel.

SPSS for Intermediate Statistics

Author: Nancy L. Leech
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780805847901
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed to help students learn to analyze and interpret research data using intermediate statistics, this new edition features SPSS 12.0 for Windows, but can also be used with earlier versions. Each chapter introduces several related statistics and provides instructions on how to run them and interpret the outputs. The authors describe the use and interpretation of these statistics in user-friendly, non-technical language. The authors demonstrate how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the research design, how to use SPSS to answer research questions, and how to interpret and write about SPSS outputs. SPSS for Intermediate Statistics, 2/e provides unique learning tools. * the key SPSS windows needed to perform the analyses; * complete outputs of what students can expect to produce with call-out boxes to highlight what to focus on; * interpretation sections and questions to help students better understand the output; * flow charts and tables to help select an appropriate statistic; * lab assignments organized in a manner similar to the way in which students proceed when they prepare their data for a research project; * new extra SPSS problems for practice in running SPSS; * a quick reference guide to SPSS procedure and appendices on getting started with SPSS and creating APA tables and figures. Features new to this edition include: * a discussion of effect size, as well as statistical significance in the interpretation sections, consistent with the new APA guidelines; * new and more in-depth discussion of exploratory data analysis, testing assumptions, reliability assessment, principal components and factor analysis, multiple regression, logistic regression, factorial repeated measures ANOVA, MANOVA, and canonical correlation; * two data sets now available on the book's CD; and enclosed with the book; and * syntax, along with the outputs, for those who prefer this format. This book is an ideal supplement for advanced courses in intermediate statistics or research methods found in departments of psychology, education, and other social and health sciences.