Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Methods for Systematic Inquiry
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Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Methods for Systematic Inquiry, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive yet comprehendible text meant for instructors and students of research methods in the field of communication sciences and disorders. This forward-thinking book reflects the movement toward evidence-based practice in speech-language pathology and audiology.
The authors ensure that the concepts associated with evidence-based practice are integrated throughout the chapters. Rather than treating empirical research and searching for clinical evidence as separate topics, this text presents both as different applications of a process of scientific inquiry. The order of the chapters reflects the steps a researcher or clinician might complete when conducting an investigation. Also included are features that help students be more active in learning the material. Each chapter has a set of review questions or case scenarios that can be used as homework, as probe questions in class, or as a basis for group activities. In addition, the authors provide lists of supplemental readings from the research literature in the field.
New to the Fourth Edition:
* New author: Jaimie L. Gilbert for an enhanced audiology perspective
* New chapter: Writing a Literature Review
* Reorganized for better flow of information
* Various new and updated references to reflect the current state of research
* Additional illustrations and tables
* Expanded material on critical appraisal
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