Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
David L. Irwin, Norman J. Lass, Mary Pannbacker, Mary Ellen Tekieli Koay, Jennifer S. Whited
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Now in its third edition, Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a valuable and comprehensive resource for understanding and conducting clinical research in communication sciences and disorders.
Graduate students and practicing clinicians will benefit from the text's detailed coverage of various research topics. Specifically, readers will learn the strengths and weaknesses of different research methodologies, apply the results of research to clinical practice and decision-making, and understand the importance of research ethics.
Clinical Research Methods is the only text to take into account qualitative research and evidence-based practice, and to provide a detailed discussion of research ethics.
- Chapters begin with an outline of covered topics and learning objectives
- End-of-chapter discussion questions apply concepts and incorporate real-life research situations
- Numerous tables and charts display critical models and research procedures
New to the Third Edition
- New co-authors, Mary Ellen Koay, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, and Jennifer S. Whited, PhD, CCC-SLP, bring new and extensive research experiences to the team of authors
- Expanded discussion of qualitative research methods
- Additional and updated examples of mixed method designs published in speech-language pathology
- Updated list of databases and sources for research in communication sciences and disorders
- Updated references throughout, including many ASHA and AAA Codes of Ethics
- Access to a PluralPlus companion website for instructors with PowerPoint lecture slides for every chapter
"Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Speech, Language & Hearing 2020 list."
—Doody's (May 2020)
List of Tables
List of Figures
About the Authors
Chapter 1. Introduction to Research
Importance of Research in Communication Disorders
Historical Evolution of Research in Communication Disorders
Sources of Knowledge
Types of Research
Chapter 2. Ethics of Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Need for Ethical Guidelines
Issues in Research Ethics
Sanctions for Unethical Conduct
Institutional Review Board
Teaching Research Ethics
Chapter 3. Research Problems
Basic Concepts and Terms
Control of Variables
Selecting a Topic
Selecting a Research Problem
Hypotheses and Theories
Feasibility of a Research Project
Budgetary Considerations and Preparation
Chapter 4. Locating, Accessing, and Assessing Information
Use of the World Wide Web
Rating the Evidence
Levels of Evidence
Chapter 5. Literature Review
Organizing Literature Reviews
Background Literature Reviews
Formulating Questions for Literature Reviews
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Chapter 6. Measurement
Scales of Measurement
Validity of Measurement
Reliability of Measurement
Chapter 7. Research Design and Strategy
Characteristics of a Good Design
Sequential Clinical Trials
Technologic Applications and Research Designs
Chapter 8. Quantitative Research
Characteristics of Quantitative Research
Advantages and Disadvantages of Quantitative Research
Quantitative Research Designs
Chapter 9. Qualitative Research
Characteristics of Qualitative Research
Issues in Qualitative Research
Qualitative Research Designs
Data Collection Procedures
Analyzing Qualitative Data
Validity and Reliability
Criteria for Evaluation of Qualitative Research
Chapter 10. Multimethod Research
Characteristics of Multimethod Research
Advantages and Disadvantages of Multimethod Research
Examples of Mixed Method Design in Speech-Language Pathology
Evaluating Multimethod Research
Chapter 11. Reporting and Disseminating Research
Reasons for Reporting Research
Myths and Facts About Research Reports
Time Management for Reporting Research
Formats of Research Reports
Rewriting and Revising
Translating Research Reports to Published Papers
Types of Research Reports
Evaluating and Reviewing Research Reports
Chapter 12. Evaluating Tests and Treatments
Chapter 13. Evidence-Based Practice: Application of Research to Clinical Practice
Defining Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-Based Practice: Terms and Definitions
Advantages and Disadvantages of Evidence-Based Practice
Myths About Evidence-Based Practice
Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice
Quality of Evidence: Levels and Grades of Evidence
Knowledge and Skills Needed for Evidence-Based Practice
Developing and Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 14. Research Grants
The Grants Acquisition Process
Grant Proposal Writing
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