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Clinical Research in Communication Disorders

Principles and Strategies

M.N. Hegde,Anthony P. Salvatore
eISBN-13: 9781635502008

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This thoroughly updated fourth edition of Clinical Research in Communication Disorders: Principles and Strategies,remains an instrumental resource for courses on research methods and design in communication disorders.

The book is separated into three key sections: science and the scientific methods, clinical research designs, and doing, reporting, and evaluating research. Together, these sections provide thorough coverage of both the single-subject and group design strategies along with issues of measurement; philosophy of science; ethics of research; and planning, conducting, and reporting research.

Instructors and students in communication sciences and disorders will appreciate the textS comprehensive coverage of scientific methods, group and single-subject research designs, report writing, and ethics of research in a single source.

New to the Fourth Edition:

New coauthor, Anthony P. Salvatore, PhD
A new chapter on statistical analysis of research data, including several statistical techniques for single-subject research data, meta-analysis of both group and single-subject studies
Updated criteria for visual analysis of single-subject research data
New sections on translational research, qualitative research, and mixed methods research
Descriptions of additional research designs not included in the previous edition (e.g., the regression discontinuity design)
Updated information on research ethics and review of fraudulent biomedical research
Web-based sources that monitor research fraud and recalled studies
Updated and expanded references throughout

Key Features:

Chapter outlines open each chapter and provide a summary of the key topics
Chapter summaries recap key points in an easy-to-read bulleted format
End-of-chapter study guides allow readers to test their knowledge
Bolded key terms throughout