Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Fourth Edition

David L. Irwin, Jeremy J. Donai

Details: 355 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-722-5

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Release Date: 09/23/2024

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With a new chapter on evaluating research articles, the fourth edition of Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology continues to be an essential resource for graduate students and clinicians seeking to understand the principles and methodologies involved with clinical research. As the demand for evidence-based practice continues to rise, understanding how to conduct and evaluate research becomes increasingly important in ensuring quality care and professional accountability.

This text emphasizes how to effectively apply research to clinical practice and decision-making processes. Readers will also gain knowledge of the significance of research ethics and the ethical considerations involved. With the utilization of discussion materials, this text will facilitate learning and critical thinking among students as they engage with the material.

This edition includes how to critically review both quantitative and qualitive articles. Current trends and updated examples from speech pathology and audiology literature will assist with real-world research situations.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • New co-author, Jeremy J. Donai, PhD providing a fresh perspective
  • New chapter on critically evaluating both quantitative and qualitative research articles
  • Examples of integrating citations into a literature review
  • Updated discussion of types of qualitative research currently being used, with additional and revised examples
  • Expanded discussion of types of mixed method designs, with additional and updated examples
  • Updated list of databases and sources for research in communication sciences and disorders
  • Ancillary materials now include a test bank for instructors and study quizzes for students

Key Features:

  • Chapters begin with an outline of covered topics and learning objectives
  • End-of-chapter discussion questions aid students in applying concepts
  • A comprehensive glossary allows students to easily find and define important terms
  • ​​​​​​​Numerous references throughout, including many ASHA and AAA Codes of Ethics
  • Updated list of databases and sources for research in communication sciences and disorders
     

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials:

Instructors: PowerPoint Slides, Test Bank
Students: Study Quizzes

 

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An expanded discussion of types of mixed method designs;

  • additional and updated examples of mixed method designs published in speech-language pathology and audiology;

 

David L. Irwin

David L. Irwin, PhD, CCC-SLP, received his BSE and MS degrees in speech-language pathology from the University of Central Missouri. He earned a PhD degree in communication disorders from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is currently Director of the Speech-Language Pathology program and Director of the Autism Center at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and received Honors of the Association from the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. His primary areas of research include individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, professional issues and ethics and interprofessional practice and education. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) for approximately $1.8 million in grants from federal, state, and private resources.

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Jeremy J. Donai

Jeremy J. Donai, AuD, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Audiology Program Director at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Dr. Donai also serves as the Director of the Auditory Perception Lab at TTUHSC. Over his career, Dr. Donai has had significant clinical, teaching, and research experience at multiple universities. His research involves the study of high-frequency speech energy. Dr. Donai has taught courses in amplification, psychoacoustics, research, audiology business practices, anatomy and physiology, and counseling. He is the co-author of Hearing Science Fundamentals, Second Edition, published by Plural Publishing.

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Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Fourth Edition comes with access to supplementary student and instructor resources on a PluralPlus companion website.

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Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Methods for Systematic Inquiry.

Fourth Edition

Lauren K. Nelson, Jaimie L. Gilbert

Details: 279 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-205-3

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Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Methods for Scientific Inquiry

Fifth Edition

Lauren K. Nelson, Jaimie L. Gilbert

Details: 315 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-702-7

© 2026 | Coming Soon

Release Date: 10/11/2024