About The Book

RESEARCH METHODS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY is a reader-friendly introduction to doing, and thinking about, research for clinical psychologists. This systematic guide takes students and practitioners through the basic steps of a research project, from start to finish. It is an invaluable tool for those who want to conduct their own research, or simply want a better understanding of published research.

Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang and Robert Elliott provide a balanced account of both qualitative and quantitative methods within a framework of methodological pluralism -fitting the method to the research question. This new edition presents many new methods that have developed over the last decade,

alongside the more traditional approaches.

With a wealth of features to aid teaching and learning, such as:

  • Chapter outlines
  • Case examples
  • Chapter summaries
  • Annotated further reading
  • Web based extra material for instructors and students.

This fully revised textbook is essential for new students, as well as more experienced practitioners wishing to update their knowledge and stay abreast of developments.


Table of Contents



Perspectives on Research

Doing the Groundwork

Foundations of Quantitative Measurement


Foundations of Qualitative Methods

Self-report Methods



Foundations of Design

Small-N Designs

The Participants: Sampling and Ethics


Evaluation Research

Analysis, Interpretation and Dissemination





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