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Rehabilitation Research - Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Rehabilitation Research - Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Find out how to use evidence to improve your practice! Thoroughly covering the full range of rehabilitation research with a clear, easy-to-understand approach, Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications, 5th Edition will help you analyze and apply research to practice. It examines traditional experimental designs as well as nonexperimental and emerging approaches, including qualitative research, single-subject designs, outcomes research, and survey research. Ideal for students and practitioners in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and communication sciences and disorders, this user-friendly resource emphasizes evidence-based practice and the development of true scientist-practitioners.

  • Discipline-specific examples are drawn from three major fields: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology.
  • Unique! Coverage of non-experimental research includes chapters on clinical case reports and qualitative research, so you can understand a wide range of research methods and when it is most appropriate to use each type.
  • Expanded Single-Subject Design chapter provides a more thorough explanation and examples of multiple baselines, alternating treatments, and interactions -- designs that can be use in everyday clinical practice.
  • Finding Research Literature chapter includes step-by-step descriptions of literature searches within different rehab professions.
  • Student resources on a companion Evolve website allow you to review important concepts with exercises and discussion questions, research article analyses, and a downloadable spreadsheet.
  • Unique! New Evidence-Based Practice chapter provides an overview of the important concepts of EBP and the WHO model of health and disease.
  • Discussion questions on the companion Evolve website provide you with ideas for further study.
  • Unique! Research article analyses on Evolve provide more in-depth analysis and demonstrate the writing style you should employ.
  • New authors Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky bring an interdisciplinary focus and a stronger emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Section 1: Fundamentals of Research for Students and Everyday Practitioners

1. Rehabilitation Research

2. Theory in Rehabilitation Research

3. Evidence-Based Practice NEW!

4. Finding Research Literature

5. Research Ethics

 

Section 2: Research Design

6. Research Paradigms

7. Variables

8. Validity

9. Selection and Assignment of Participants

 

Section 3: Experiments in Rehabilitation Research

10. Group Designs

11. Single-Subject Design

 

Section 4: Nonexperimental Research for Rehabilitation

12. Overview of Nonexperimental Research

13. Clinical Case Reports

 

Section 5: Research Beyond the Everyday

14. Qualitative Research

15. Epidemiology

16. Outcomes Research

17. Survey Research

 

Section 6: Measurement

18. Measurement Theory

19. Methodological Research

 

Section 7: Data Analysis

20. Statistical Reasoning

21. Statistical Analysis of Differences: The Basics

22. Statistical Analysis of Differences: Advanced

23. Statistical Analysis of Relationships: The Basics

24. Statistical Analysis of Relationships: Advanced

 

Section 8: Being a Consumer of Research

25. Evaluating Evidence One Article at a Time

26. Synthesizing Bodies of Evidence

 

Section 9: Implementing Research

27. Implementing a Research Project

28. Publishing and Presenting Research

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Russell Carter, EdD, PT, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy, Governors State University, University Park, IL and Jay Lubinsky, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Disorders, Governors State University, University Park, IL
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