Behavioural and Mental Health Research, 2nd Edition is a thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded version of the invaluable guide to research skills for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and graduates training in those disciplines. It provides a series of practical guidelines for starting and carrying through any research project: from selecting the most appropriate approach, using computers, and analysing data to applying for funding, writing reports, and even how to enjoy your research! This second edition also includes chapters on methods of assessment, studying people in their social settings, and service evaluation and audit methods.
By considering a wide spectrum of different research methods the book gives the reader an insight into the assumptions underlying research. Quantitative methods using group design are described without assuming an advanced level of statistical knowledge. Qualitative, language-based methods and single case studies are explored as possible alternatives.

part One|173 pages


chapter One|12 pages

More fun, less stress: How to survive in research

ByRay Hodgson, Stephen Rollnick

chapter Two|14 pages

Preparing a research project

ByEdgar Miller

chapter Three|29 pages

The selection and development of measures

ByGraham E. Powell

chapter Four|26 pages

Domains of assessment

ByRobert J. Edelmann

chapter Five|26 pages

Analysing data

ByPaul R. Jackson

chapter Six|26 pages

Using computers

ByChristopher J. Colbourn

chapter Seven|19 pages

Writing a research report

ByGlenys Parry

chapter Eight|17 pages

Writing a grant application

ByNeil Brooks

part Two|275 pages


chapter Nine|24 pages

Experimental abnormal psychology

ByFraser N. Watts

chapter Ten|28 pages

Outcome research

ByDavid A. Shapiro

chapter Eleven|23 pages

Patient series and quasi-experimental designs

ByR. Glynn Owens, Peter D. Slade, Dorothy M. Fielding

chapter Twelve|24 pages

Qualitative research

ByDavid A. Good, Fraser N. Watts

chapter Thirteen|38 pages

Single case research

ByStephen Morley

chapter Fourteen|27 pages

Intensive quantitative methods

ByPaul Alexander

chapter Fifteen|26 pages

Studying people in their social settings

ByJim Orford

chapter Sixteen|30 pages

Epidemiological and survey methods

ByDavid J. Cooke

chapter Seventeen|24 pages

Research in service planning

ByGeoff Shepherd

chapter Eighteen|27 pages

Service evaluation and audit methods

ByGlenys Parry