Clinical Research will provide you with a fundamental, yet comprehensive, understanding of all phases of the clinical research process. It is ideal for those new to the field seeking a basic understanding of the entire clinical research process, as well as students of the health care professions who may conduct clinical research in their future careers.
Research is vital in moving the field of family therapy forward, but the myriad of possibilities inherent in working with systems and individuals can overwhelm even the most seasoned researcher. Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research is the best resource to address the day-to-day questions that researchers have as they investigate couples and families, and the best source for learning long-term theory and methodology. The contributors of this volume share their wisdom on a wide variety of topics including validity concerns, measuring interpersonal process and relational change, dyadic data analysis (demonstrated through a sample research study), mixed methods studies, and recruitment and retention. The volume contains one of the most detailed descriptions of data collections and covers interviewing, using questionnaires, and observing brain activity. Also addressed are suggestions to meaningfully reduce cultural bias, to conduct ethical research, and, in the Health Services Research chapter, to examine interventions for clients in various income brackets. A separate, ground-breaking chapter also addresses psychophysiological research in a couple and family therapeutic context. As an added benefit, readers will learn how to become informed consumers of journal articles and studies, how to produce quality, publishable research, and how to write fundable grant proposals. Each chapter provides a clear and detailed guide for students, researchers, and professionals, and as a whole Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research advances the field by teaching readers how to provide evidence that marriage and family therapy not only relieves symptoms, but also effects behavioral change in all family members.
This book presents important research advances in the study of education, with a particular emphasis placed on special education, multimedia education, health education, rural education and developments in higher education. Topics discussed herein include early literacy development; the rise of the computer as an assistive technology; special education for ASD children; a deconstruction of inter-teaching; online learning environments; rural teacher education; and information health education.
Most common law jurisdictions have a rights-based model of mental health law - whether procedural or substantive - and individual human rights have become the main normative element in mental health law. There is, however, a growing critical discourse on the nature of the current rights-based model of mental health law - asking not merely what rights should be protected, but whether the protection of rights enough. This book offers a fresh approach to this question as it brings feminist critiques of rights discourse to bear on discussion about re-conceptualising rights in mental health law. Modern feminist work has not engaged to any significant extent with the system or the rights-based model of mental health law. There is, however, a strong discourse within modern feminisms on the nature and role of rights. Succinctly, modern feminist theories of rights recognise the limitations of rights discourse, but also acknowledge the continuing importance of rights as a means to protect vulnerable groups in society. Against a background of the complicated history between traditional feminist theory and the operation of the mental health system, this book draws on these insights and illustrates how they can be usefully applied in the context of contemporary mental health law.
This easy-to-engage-with book is a short, practical guide with tips and suggested activities relating to the key stages of the dissertation-writing process. A range of topics is covered, from first steps in understanding research through to writing the final report.The book is accompanied by a website that takes forward the themes of each chapter by providing additional reading and sources of information as well as an opportunity to join a discussion with fellow readers. There are video and audio clips from the authors and other experts as well as links to further digital tools and resources.Companion website - http://www.etextbooks.ac.uk/dissertations/
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