The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology

ISBN : 9780199793549

Jonathan S. Comer; Philip C. Kendall
476 ページ
188 x 254 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

Mental health problems impose a staggering worldwide public health burden. Regrettably, whereas many sciences have been progressing for centuries (e.g., biology, chemistry) it is only recently that the strategies of science have been applied to the field of clinical psychology. At this relatively early stage in the science of clinical psychology, the majority of work is ahead of us, and as such the prepared investigator must be familiar with the full portfolio of modern research strategies-a set of 'directions' for getting from 'here' to 'there.' To continue to move the science of clinical psychology forward, investigators benefit when they systematically rely on research strategy "routes" that achieve favorable balances between scientific rigor and clinical relevance. With this need in mind, The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology has recruited some of the field's foremost experts to explicate the essential research strategies currently used across the modern clinical psychology landscape that maximize both precision and significance. Chapters in this volume address design, measurement, and analytic strategies for clinical psychology, including comprehensive coverage of: - effective laboratory methods in experimental psychopathology, single-case experimental designs, small pilot trials, the randomized controlled trial, adaptive and modular treatment designs, and dissemination methods and models - change measurement, observational coding, measurement of process variables across treatment, structural and functional brain imagining, and experience sampling data collection methods - statistical power, correlation and regression, randomized clinical trial data analysis, conventions in mediation and moderation analysis, structural equation modeling, meta-analytic techniques, item-response theory, and the appropriate handling of missing data. The book concludes with an integrative summary of research strategies addressed across the volume, and guidelines for future directions in research methodology, design, and analysis that will keep our young science moving forward in a manner that maximizes scientific rigor and clinical relevance.


1. A Place for Research Strategies in Clinical Psychology
Jonathan S. Comer and Philip C. Kendall
Part One: Design Strategies for Clinical Psychology
2. Laboratory Methods in Experimental Psychopathology
Michael J. Zvolensky, John P. Forsyth, and Kirsten Johnson
3. Single Case Experimental Designs and Small Pilot Trial Designs
Kaitlin Gallo, Jonathan S. Comer, and David H. Barlow
4. Randomized Controlled Trial: Basics and Beyond
Philip C. Kendall, Jonathan S. Comer, and Candice Chow
5. Dissemination and Implementation Science: Research Models and Methods
Rinad S. Beidas, Tara Mehta, Marc Atkins, Bonnie Solomon, and Jenna Merz
6. Virtual Environments in Clinical Psychology Research
Nina Wong and Deborah C. Beidel
Part Two: Measurement Strategies for Clinical Psychology
7. Assessment and Measurement of Change Considerations in Psychotherapy Research
Randall T. Salekin, Matthew A. Jarrett, and Elizabeth W. Adams
8. Observational Coding Strategies
David J. Hawes, Mark R. Dadds, and Dave S. Pasalich
9. Designing, Conducting, and Evaluating Therapy Process Research
Bryce D. McLeod, Nadia Islam, and Emily Wheat
10. Structural and Functional Brain Imagining in Clinical Psychology
Andrew J. Gerber and Marlen Z. Gonzalez
11. Experience Sampling Methods in Clinical Psychology
Philip S. Santangelo, Ulrich W. Ebner-Priemer, and Timothy J. Trull
Part Three: Analytic Strategies for Clinical Psychology
12. Statistical Power: Issues and Proper Applications
Helena Chmura Kraemer
13. Multiple Regression: Basics and Beyond for Clinical Scientists
Stephen G. West, Leona S. Aiken, Heining Cham, and Yu Liu
14. Statistical Methods for Use in the Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials Utilizing a Pretreatment, Posttreatment, Follow-up (PPF) Paradigm
Kendra L. Read, Philip C. Kendall, Mathew M. Carper, and Joseph R. Rausch
15. Evaluating Treatment Mediators and Moderators
David P. MacKinnon, Ginger Lockhart, Amanda N. Baraldi, and Lois A. Gelfand
16. Structural Equation Modeling: Applications in the Study of Psychopathology
Erika J. Wolf and Timothy A. Brown
17. Meta-analysis in Clinical Psychology Research
Andy P. Field
18. Item-response Theory
Lynne Steinberg and David Thissen
19. Missing Data in Psychological Science
Patrick E. McKnight and Katherine M. McKnight
Part Four: Matters of Responsible Research Conduct in Clinical Psychology
20. Ethical Considerations in Clinical Psychology Research
Gerald P. Koocher
21. Clinical Research with Culturally Diverse Populations
Frederick T.L. Leong and Zornitsa Kalibatseva
Part Five: Conclusion
22. Decades not Days: The Research Enterprise in Clinical Psychology
Philip C. Kendall and Jonathan Comer


Jonathan S. Comer, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Early Childhood Interventions Program of Boston University, an interdisciplinary clinical research laboratory in the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders devoted to expanding the quality and accessibility of mental health care for very young children. Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., is Laura H. Carnell Professor and Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology, Temple University.