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Research Methods: Overview

Most research in clinical psychology is concerned with phenomena that could not easily be studied in an experimental laboratory. Abnormal and clinical psychology has a broader scope than basic psychological science. Foundational as well as applied questions are integral to this broad subject. Consequently, research methods within clinical psychology span from strategies for laboratory studies to clinical interventions delivered in routine psychological care. This broader focus increases the importance of a profound knowledge of methodological issues to allow the appropriate analysis and interpretation of study results. As research methods can be conceived as a shared language with which scientists approach problems and communicate their potential solutions, it is evident that researchers in clinical psychology require a firm understanding of this language. However, not only ...

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