Rehabilitation Research, 4th Edition

Rehabilitation Research, 4th Edition


Covering the full range of rehabilitation research with a clear, easy-to-understand approach, this resource will help you analyze and apply research to practice. Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications examines traditional experimental designs as well as nonexperimental and emerging approaches, including qualitative research, single-system design, outcomes research, and survey research. Clinical case studies and references will enhance your skills as a scientist-practitioner. Written by noted educators Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky, this book emphasizes evidence-based practice within physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation professions.

  • 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


Russell Carter, EdD, PT, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy, Governors State University, University Park, IL, Jay Lubinsky, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Disorders, Governors State University, University Park, IL and Elizabeth Domholdt, EdD, PT, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Physical Therapy, The College of St. Scholastica,
Duluth, Minnesota


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