Now in its third edition, Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a valuable and comprehensive resource for understanding and conducting clinical research in communication sciences and disorders.
Graduate students and practicing clinicians will benefit from the text's detailed coverage of various research topics. Specifically, readers will learn the strengths and weaknesses of different research methodologies, apply the results of research to clinical practice and decision-making, and understand the importance of research ethics.
Clinical Research Methods is the only text to take into account qualitative research and evidence-based practice, and to provide a detailed discussion of research ethics.
- Chapters begin with an outline of covered topics and learning objectives
- End-of-chapter discussion questions apply concepts and incorporate real-life research situations
- Numerous tables and charts display critical models and research procedures
New to the Third Edition
- New co-authors, Mary Ellen Koay, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, and Jennifer S. Whited, PhD, CCC-SLP, bring new and extensive research experiences to the team of authors
- Expanded discussion of qualitative research methods
- Additional and updated examples of mixed method designs published in speech-language pathology
- Updated list of databases and sources for research in communication sciences and disorders
- Updated references throughout, including many ASHA and AAA Codes of Ethics
- Access to a PluralPlus companion website for instructors with PowerPoint lecture slides for every chapter
List of Tables
List of Figures
About the Authors
Chapter 1. Introduction to Research
Importance of Research in Communication Disorders
Historical Evolution of Research in Communication Disorders
Sources of Knowledge
Types of Research
Chapter 2. Ethics of Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Need for Ethical Guidelines
Issues in Research Ethics
Sanctions for Unethical Conduct
Institutional Review Board
Teaching Research Ethics
Chapter 3. Research Problems
Basic Concepts and Terms
Control of Variables
Selecting a Topic
Selecting a Research Problem
Hypotheses and Theories
Feasibility of a Research Project
Budgetary Considerations and Preparation
Chapter 4. Locating, Accessing, and Assessing Information
Use of the World Wide Web
Rating the Evidence
Levels of Evidence
Chapter 5. Literature Review
Organizing Literature Reviews
Background Literature Reviews
Formulating Questions for Literature Reviews
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Chapter 6. Measurement
Scales of Measurement
Validity of Measurement
Reliability of Measurement
Chapter 7. Research Design and Strategy
Characteristics of a Good Design
Sequential Clinical Trials
Technologic Applications and Research Designs
Chapter 8. Quantitative Research
Characteristics of Quantitative Research
Advantages and Disadvantages of Quantitative Research
Quantitative Research Designs
Chapter 9. Qualitative Research
Characteristics of Qualitative Research
Issues in Qualitative Research
Qualitative Research Designs
Data Collection Procedures
Analyzing Qualitative Data
Validity and Reliability
Criteria for Evaluation of Qualitative Research
Chapter 10. Multimethod Research
Characteristics of Multimethod Research
Advantages and Disadvantages of Multimethod Research
Examples of Mixed Method Design in Speech-Language Pathology
Evaluating Multimethod Research
Chapter 11. Reporting and Disseminating Research
Reasons for Reporting Research
Myths and Facts About Research Reports
Time Management for Reporting Research
Formats of Research Reports
Rewriting and Revising
Translating Research Reports to Published Papers
Types of Research Reports
Evaluating and Reviewing Research Reports
Chapter 12. Evaluating Tests and Treatments
Chapter 13. Evidence-Based Practice: Application of Research to Clinical Practice
Defining Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-Based Practice: Terms and Definitions
Advantages and Disadvantages of Evidence-Based Practice
Myths About Evidence-Based Practice
Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice
Quality of Evidence: Levels and Grades of Evidence
Knowledge and Skills Needed for Evidence-Based Practice
Developing and Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 14. Research Grants
The Grants Acquisition Process
Grant Proposal Writing
About The Authors
David L. Irwin, PhD, CCC-SLP, received his BSE and MS degrees in speech-language pathology from the University of Central Missouri. He earned a PhD degree in communication disorders from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is currently Director of the Speech-Language Pathology program and Director of the Autism Center at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and received Honors of the Association from the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. His primary areas of research include individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, professional issues and ethics and interprofessional practice and education. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) for approximately $1.8 million in grants from federal, state, and private resources.
Norman J. Lass, PhD, is Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University. After completing his doctorate at Purdue University and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Lass joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University. His teaching has included graduate-level courses in experimental phonetics and research methods in speech-language pathology and audiology, as well as undergraduate courses in speech science and hearing science. He is the recipient of numerous outstanding teacher awards from student organizations as well as college, university, and professional organizations, including national honoraries and foundations. He has authored/coauthored or edited 23 books, published more than 130 articles in professional journals, and authored/ coauthored more than 300 papers presented at meetings of professional associations. His current research interests are centered on literature descriptions of listener attitudes toward accented English, as well as numerous topics associated with professional issues in communication sciences and disorders. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Mary Pannbacker, PhD, (1938-2015) was Professor Emeritus and the Albertson's Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, an endowed chair, in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport.
Upon completion of her PhD degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Tekieli Koay joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University, where she is Professor and has taught, conducted research, supervised clinic, and served as Director of Graduate Studies over the past 43 years. She also served as Chairperson of the Department. Dr. Tekieli Koay has extensive experience teaching a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses with special emphasis in the areas of neuroanatomy and physiology, neuropathologies, and auditory processing disorders. She has over 280 international, national, regional, state, and local presentations and has presented all over the world. Her research interests include professional issues focusing on graduate education in speech-language pathology and audiology and auditory processing in children. Dr. Tekieli Koay is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Jennifer Whited, PhD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor and clinical supervisor in the Speech Language Pathology Program at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She teaches in the areas of literacy impairment, infant language, professional issues and adult neurological disorders. Dr. Whited is the director of the Community Literacy Project at ULM, which is a special research project that serves Monroe area students, schools and parents to support children with literacy impairments. Dr. Whited's research interests include childhood language and literacy impairment as well as aphasia in adults.
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