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Evaluating Research in Communication Disorders

Evaluating Research in Communication Disorders - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205337729

Cover of Evaluating Research in Communication Disorders 4TH 02 (ISBN 978-0205337729)
ISBN13: 978-0205337729
ISBN10: 0205337724
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 02
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

List price: $98.50

Evaluating Research in Communication Disorders - 4TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205337729

Nicholas Schiavetti and Dale Evan Metz

ISBN13: 978-0205337729
ISBN10: 0205337724
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 02
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The Fourth Edition of Evaluating Research in Communicative Disorders explains and discusses how to read, understand, and evaluate research published in communicative disorders and sciences journals.

This text is broken down into three parts. Part I introduces the basic principles for evaluating research, Part II contains a excerpts from journal articles and Part III presents two complete articles for student evaluation accompanied by an evaluation checklist to guide the student in the evaluation process.

Numerous examples from current research to illustrate and clarify points made in the text. The book is richly illustrated with tables and figures and includes many study questions to guide students through primary sources in the research literature.

Appropriate Courses
Designed for graduate or upper-level undergraduate Research in Communicative Disorders courses.

Features :

  • Organization of the text aids in the learning process.
  • Focus on evaluation of research by the consumer rather than on the conduct of research by the producer helps to prepare students for clinical practice.
  • Effective use of study questions to guide student projects for each chapter in Part I.
  • Evaluation checklists are found Part II and Part III.


New To This Edition :

  • Up-to-date references to current research, including journal excerpts and articles, provide a solid base for student discussion.
  • Increased emphasis on scientific principles and inquiry sets the grounds for students (Ch.1).
  • Comparison of single-subject and group designs clarifies advantages and disadvantages of single-subject research (Ch. 3).
  • Revised to add more information on treatment efficacy, which links research to direct clinical applications (Ch. 5).





Author Bio

Schiavetti, Nicholas : State University of New York at Geneseo


Metz, Dale Evan : State University of New York at Geneseo

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. BASIC CONSIDERATIONS IN EVALUATING RESEARCH.

1. Introduction: The Consumer of Research in Communicative Disorders.
2. Research Strategies in Communicative Disorders.
3. Research Design in Communicative Disorders.
4. Measurement Issues in Communicative Disorders.
5. Evaluating Treatment Efficacy Research.
6. Organization and Analysis of Data.


II. EVALUATION OF THE COMPONENTS OF RESEARCH ARTICLE.

7. The Introduction Section of the Research Article.
8. The Method Section.
9. The Results Section.
10. The Discussion and Conclusions Section.


III. EVALUATION OF THE COMPLETE RESEARCH ARTICLE: TWO EXAMPLES.

Evaluation Checklist.
Example Article for Evaluation in Audiology.
Example Article for Evaluation in Speech-Language Pathology.


Author Index.
Subject Index.