Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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Written for graduate students and practicing clinicians, this textbook, now in its second edition, provides comprehensive knowledge about understanding and conducting clinical research. Specifically, readers will learn to understand the strengths and weaknesses of different research methodologies, apply the results of research to clinical practice and decision making, and understand the importance of research ethics.

Importantly, this is the only book to take into account qualitative research and evidence-based practice, and to provide a detailed discussion of research ethics.

For the second edition, the authors have updated and expanded the content.

New and expanded topics include:

HIPAA and its impact on researchKnowledge and skills needed for evidence-based researchApplication of revised Codes of Ethics to research: AAA (2011) and ASHA (2010)Comparison of ASHA (2005) and (2007) levels of evidenceChronology of research misconduct in the United StatesOrganizational support for evidence-based practiceFraming questions: PICO and PESICOResearch utilizationInformation literacyUse of social networking as a research databaseUsing single-subject design for ASD subjects

In addition, the chapter on research grants includes an updated and expanded list of potential funding sources for grant-seeking purposes, both online and text-based, for federal, foundation, association, and corporate research grants.

With its updated content and many new features, Clinical Research Methods in speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Second Edition is an excellent choice for students and professionals seeking to increase their knowledge of research in communication sciences and disorders.

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About the author

David Irwin, PhD, CCC-SLP has a doctorate in speech-language pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is retired from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center as Professor and Head of the Children’s Center. Dr. Irwin was previously on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University and served as Department Head at the University of Louisiana at Monroe before coming to LSUHSC. He has been an active member of the Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association (LSHA), having served on numerous committees and as president. A fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing association, Dr. Irwin has received the honors of LSHA and the editor’s award from Contemporary Issues of Communication Sciences and Disorders of ASHA. 

After completing his doctorate at Purdue University and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Norman J. Lass joined the faculty in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at West Virginia University, where he is a Professor and has taught and conducted research for the past 37 years. His teaching has included graduate-level courses on research methods in speech-language pathology and audiology and experimental phonetics, as well as undergraduate courses in speech science and hearing science. He has authored or edited 19 books, has published 130 articles in national/international refereed journals, and presented more than 200 papers at meetings of national and international associations. His current research efforts are centered on speaker ethnic identification and listener attitudes associated with accented English. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Apr 15, 2013
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