Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology

Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology

By: David F. Marks (editor), Lucy Yardley (editor)Hardback

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`If you are teaching postgraduate research methods courses, including those aimed at a mixture of psychologists and other health professionals, this book is worth considering as a core text' - John Hegarty, THES This textbook offers an excellent introduction to the variety of research methods used within the fields of clinical and health psychology. The book provides a detailed, yet concise, explanation of both qualitative and quantitative approaches and draws upon case-study examples to illustrate how these can be used in a variety of health-care settings, with special relevance to clinical disorders, disease prevention and health promotion. Key features of the book include: - A clear and concise narrative - Real-life case studies and examples drawn from clinical practice. - Revision questions in each chapter - Boxes, diagrams and tables to highlight key points - Chapter outlines, summaries and a glossary of useful terms to help students and researchers with independent study and learning. Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology fulfils the demand for a textbook explaining how qualitative and quantitative methods can be used explicitly in a health psychology context. It will be invaluable reading for clinical and health psychology students, trainees and practitioners, as well as those in nursing, medical and other healthcare departments taking an advanced psychology option.

About Author

DAVID F. MARKS served as Head of the School of Psychology at Middlesex Polytechnic, and as Head of the Department of Psychology at City University, London, UK. Previously David held positions at the University of Sheffield, UK, and at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His other books include The Psychology of the Psychic (1980, with R. Kammann), Theories of Image Formation (1986), Imagery: Current Developments (1990, with J.T.E. Richardson and P. Hampson), The Quit For Life Programme: An Easier Way to Stop Smoking and Not Start Again (1993), Improving the Health of the Nation (1996, with C. Francome), Dealing With Dementia: Recent European Research (2000, with C.M. Sykes), The Psychology of the Psychic (Revised Edition) (2000), The Health Psychology Reader (2002), Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology (2004, with L. Yardley), and Overcoming Your Smoking Habit (2005). David is the Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology and Health Psychology Open. After completing my first degree in psychology I trained and practiced clinically as an audiological scientist (testing and rehabilitating people with hearing and balance difficulties), before moving back into psychology to undertake a PhD. After a brief period as a non-clinical scientist at the MRC Unit in Numan Movement and Balance (National Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square, London). I became a lecturer and then senior lecturer in Psychology as Applied to Medicine at University College London. Returning to my home town of Southampton, I was appointed a Reader and then Professor of Health Psychology. I try to warn people that I have great difficulty recognising faces due to developmental prosopagnosia or 'face-blindness', which neuroscientists are now discovering is more common than was previously thought, affecting about 1 person in 50 (https://www.faceblind.org/people/yardley08jpsychosomres.pdf). The main effect of this is to make me appear very rude when I fail to recognise people I have met, so please say Hello when you meet me - I will remember you and our previous meeting, just not your face!

Contents

Introduction to Research Methods in Clinical and Health Psychology - Lucy Yardley and David F Marks Getting Started - Nichola Rumsey and David F Marks The Practicalities of Doing Research Qualitative Data Collection - Sue Wilkinson, H[ac]el[gr]ene Joffe and Lucy Yardley Interviews and Focus Groups Content and Thematic Analysis - H[ac]el[gr]ene Joffe and Lucy Yardley Qualitative Analysis of Experience - Kerry Chamberlain, Paul Camic and Lucy Yardley Grounded Theory and Case Studies Qualitative Analysis of Talk and Text - Lucy Yardley and Michael Murray Discourse and Narrative Analysis Observation and Action Research - Claire Ballinger, Lucy Yardley and Sheila Payne Questionnaires and Surveys - David F Marks Analysis of Questionnaire and Survey Data - David Clark-Carter and David F Marks Intervention Studies - David Clark-Carter and David F Marks Design and Analysis Synthesising Evidence - David F Marks and Catherine Marie Sykes Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analysis and Preference Analysis

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761971900
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780761971900
  • weight: 593
  • ISBN10: 0761971904

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