Behavioural and Mental Health Research, 2nd Edition is a thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded version of the invaluable guide to research skills for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and graduates training in those disciplines.
It provides a series of practical guidelines for conducting any research project: from selecting the most appropriate approach, using computers, and analysing data to applying for funding, writing reports, and even how to enjoy your research.
This second edition also includes chapters on methods of assessment, studying people in their social settings, and service evaluation and audit methods.
By considering a wide spectrum of different research methods, the book gives the reader an insight into the assumptions underlying research. Quantitative methods using group design are described, without assuming an advanced level of statistical knowledge. Qualitative, language-based methods and single case studies are explored as possible alternatives.
Fraser Watts says: I greatly enjoyed editing this Handbook with Glenys Parry. It arose out of a commitment, which we both shared, to the role of research in clinical psychology. We found that some newly trained clinical psychologists were less keen on research than we would have liked, and thought that was partly because they had a narrow view of what research involved. There also seemed a problem that they didn’t much like it because they didn’t know how to do it. In this book we tried to make clear the rich range of research methods available, and also to make it less intimidating. We hoped that this book would make research easy.
Part 1. Skills
More Fun, Less Stress - How to Survive in Research, R. Hodgson, S. Rollnick
Preparing a Research Project, E. Miller
The Selection and Development of Measures, G.E. Powell
Domains of Assessment, R. Edelmann
Analyzing Data, P.R. Jackson
Using Computers, C.J. Colbourn
Writing a Research Report, G. Parry
Writing a Grant Application, N. Brooks
Part 2. Methods
Experimental Abnormal Psychology, F.N. Watts
Outcome Research, D.A. Shapiro
Patient Series and Quasi-Experimental Designs, R.G. Owens et al
Qualitative Research, D.A. Good, F.N. Watts
Single-Case Research, S. Morley
Intensive Quantitative Methods, P. Alexander
Studying People in their Social Settings, J. Orford
Epidemiological and Survey Methods, D.J. Cooke
Research in Service Planning and Evaluation, G. Shepherd