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1st Edition

Handbook for Beginning Mental Health Researchers

ISBN 9780866567190
Published October 11, 1988 by Routledge
158 Pages

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Book Description

In fulfilling the need for a beginner's manual in mental health research, the authors have written an insightful exposition of the fundamental factors essential to good research. This articulately written manual teaches how to formulate a clear hypothesis, select a representative population, conduct a valid study, and describe results in an intelligible manner. The experienced authors thoroughly explain the need for acquiring a research attitude--an inquiring and critical mind--and then discuss how mental health research is done, using anecdotal case reports, studies with only a few variables, and complex investigations of multiple variables as examples. A wide range of research possiblilities is explored, including those that require little or no financial support.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Introduction
  • Why Should You Do Mental Health Research?
  • How Has Mental Health Research Been Done?
  • How to See Each Client as an Experiment
  • Ethical Issues in Mental Health Research
  • How to Decide on an Area for Research
  • How to Review the Literature
  • How to Decide on a Research Question
  • How to Match Research Design to the Research Question
  • How to Select the Varibles to be Studied
  • Frequently Used Assessment Devices
  • How to Carry Through Your Research Project
  • How to Analyze Your Results
  • How to Write a Paper for Publication
  • Writing and Publishing From a Resident's Point of View
  • References
  • Appendix I: The Nuremberg Code
  • Appendix II: Declaration of Helsinki: Recommendations Guiding Physicians in Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects
  • Index

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