Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Experimental research studies used to test the effectiveness of treatments for mental health problems.
Using our knowledge of the causal relationships between events to manipulate behaviour or cognitions.
The right of participants in psychological research to expect that information they provide will be treated in confidence.
Research designs which enable a researcher to determine if there is a relationship between two or more variables.
A research design that involves the collection of data from a sample at just one point in time.
The use of research methods to determine whether existing clinical knowledge, skills and resources are effective and are being properly used. Also known as evaluation research.
Conditions within an experiment that control for any effects other than that produced by the independent variable.
A group of participants who experience manipulations other than the independent variable being investigated.