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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A Research Guide for Health and Clinical Psychology

ISBN 9780230279193
Publication Date November 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This must-have, practical guide for trainee psychologists working towards their British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification in either health psychology or clinical psychology is designed to address the key concerns and questions that students often have when applying research designs in real settings.

The book:

- looks specifically at what is required to demonstrate research competence for the qualifications;
- is structured around a simple question-and-answer format, making it easy to navigate;
- is packed full of tips, including on ethical considerations and conducting qualitative and quantitative research designs; and
- uses health and clinical psychology research examples to highlight key issues for trainees.

MARTIN DEMPSTERis Research Co-ordinator for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at Queen's University Belfast, Chair of the BPS Division of Health Psychology – Northern Ireland, and Chief Assessor for the BPS Qualification in Health Psychology.
He is a Chartered Psychologist and a Health Psychologist with12 years ofexperiencein conducting research in the areas of clinical and health psychology, including the supervision and assessment of many professional doctorate and PhD students.

The Role of Research in Clinical and Health Psychology
Systematic Literature Reviews
Developing a Research Proposal
Designing Quantitative Research
Analysing Quantitative Data
Qualitative Research: General Questions
Qualitative Research: Theoretical Approaches
Evaluating Psychological Services
Research Write-up, Viva and Dissemination.


The best book on research methodology that I have ever read.' - Dr Richard Cooke, Health Psychologist, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
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