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Clinician's guide to research methods in family therapy : foundations of evidence-based practice / Lee Williams, JoEllen Patterson, Todd M. Edwards.

By: Williams, Lee, LMFT.
Contributor(s): Patterson, JoEllen | Edwards, Todd M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2014]Description: xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781462515974 (hardback : acid-free paper) :.Subject(s): Family psychotherapy -- Methodology | Family psychotherapy -- Research | Couples therapy | PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work | MEDICAL / Nursing / Psychiatric
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Learning to Apply Research: Why Bother? -- I. Research Foundations -- 2. Measurement -- 3. Internal Validity and Experiments -- 4. External Validity and Sampling -- 5. Survey Research -- 6. Qualitative Research -- 7. Miscellaneous Research Designs -- 8. Ethics and Values in Research -- 9. Descriptive Statistics -- 10. Inferential Bivariate Statistics -- 11. A Beginner's Guide to Multivariate Statistics -- II. Evidence-Based Practice -- 12. What is an Evidence-Based Approach? -- 13. Ask and Acquire: Creating Questions and Conducting a Search -- 14. Appraise: Reading and Evaluating Research Articles and Systematic Reviews -- 15. Apply I: Translating Research Findings into Clinical Practice -- 16. Apply II: Utilizing Couple and Family Therapy Research in Clinical Practice -- 17. Apply III: How to Talk to Clients about an Evidence-Based Approach -- 18. Analyze and Adjust: Evaluating Your Clinical Work -- 19. The Future of Evidence-Based Practice: Looking into the Crystal Ball -- Appendix I. Evidence-Based Practice Pocket Guide (the Five A's) -- Appendix II. Guide to Evaluating Research Studies -- Appendix III. Evidence-Based Practice Resources -- Glossary.
Summary: " A research methods text with a unique focus on evidence-based practice with couples and families, this book bridges the divide between research and clinical work. The text offers comprehensive, user-friendly coverage of measurement and design issues and basic qualitative and quantitative methods. Illustrating research concepts with clinically relevant examples and sample studies, it teaches clear steps for evaluating different types of studies and identifying common threats to validity. Of special value to therapists, it provides a systematic framework for using research to guide the selection and evaluation of interventions that meet the needs of particular clients. Pedagogical features: *End-of-chapter "Applications" sections showing how to evaluate specific methods. *Appendices with quick-reference guides and recommended resources. *Instructive glossary. See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy. "-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-288) and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Learning to Apply Research: Why Bother? -- I. Research Foundations -- 2. Measurement -- 3. Internal Validity and Experiments -- 4. External Validity and Sampling -- 5. Survey Research -- 6. Qualitative Research -- 7. Miscellaneous Research Designs -- 8. Ethics and Values in Research -- 9. Descriptive Statistics -- 10. Inferential Bivariate Statistics -- 11. A Beginner's Guide to Multivariate Statistics -- II. Evidence-Based Practice -- 12. What is an Evidence-Based Approach? -- 13. Ask and Acquire: Creating Questions and Conducting a Search -- 14. Appraise: Reading and Evaluating Research Articles and Systematic Reviews -- 15. Apply I: Translating Research Findings into Clinical Practice -- 16. Apply II: Utilizing Couple and Family Therapy Research in Clinical Practice -- 17. Apply III: How to Talk to Clients about an Evidence-Based Approach -- 18. Analyze and Adjust: Evaluating Your Clinical Work -- 19. The Future of Evidence-Based Practice: Looking into the Crystal Ball -- Appendix I. Evidence-Based Practice Pocket Guide (the Five A's) -- Appendix II. Guide to Evaluating Research Studies -- Appendix III. Evidence-Based Practice Resources -- Glossary.

" A research methods text with a unique focus on evidence-based practice with couples and families, this book bridges the divide between research and clinical work. The text offers comprehensive, user-friendly coverage of measurement and design issues and basic qualitative and quantitative methods. Illustrating research concepts with clinically relevant examples and sample studies, it teaches clear steps for evaluating different types of studies and identifying common threats to validity. Of special value to therapists, it provides a systematic framework for using research to guide the selection and evaluation of interventions that meet the needs of particular clients. Pedagogical features: *End-of-chapter "Applications" sections showing how to evaluate specific methods. *Appendices with quick-reference guides and recommended resources. *Instructive glossary. See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy. "-- Provided by publisher.

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