Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research
A Focus on Validity and Change
Edited by Richard B. Miller, Lee N. Johnson
To Be Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge – 528 pages
This edited book on advanced couple and family therapy research methods meets a significant need among graduate students and researchers. Specifically, it addresses methodological issues that are unique to couple and family therapy research, which is distinctive to research with individual clients and contains characteristics that must be appropriately addressed in order to produce valid results (e.g. controlling for the effects of interactions between and among family members, ethical issues, recruiting and retaining the study sample throughout the study, and analyzing data). Each chapter describes how their respective methodological or analysis strategy enhances the ability to research how couples and families change during the course of therapy, and will discuss principles of internal, construct, external, and conclusion validity. The state-of-the-art methods in this book provide couple and family therapy researchers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce quality research that is publishable in top journals, as well as write fundable grant proposals. The chapters on methodology are provided with sample data sets so the researcher or student can gain experience with the method and manipulate the elements to ascertain varied effects. Lastly, the overall integrated nature of the chapters helps readers learn how to think about research through the lens of validity and change.
Johnson, Miller, Integrating Validity and Change in Clinical Research. Section I: Foundational Issues. Miller, Pheifer, Developing a Good Research Idea. Davey, Integrating Theory and Research. Busby, Measurement Issues with Couple and Family Level Data. Harris, Ethical Issues in Clinical Couple and Family Research. Wieling, Diversity Issues in Clinical and Couple and Family Therapy Research. Parra-Cardona, Cultural Adaptation Research. Section II: Data Collection. Miller, Olsen, Recruitment and Retention of Couples and Families. Linville, Todahl, Using Questionnaires in Clinical Couple and Family Research. Smith, Johnson, Using Technology Effectively in Clinical Couple and Family Research. Ketring, Parker, Blackburn, Using Physiological Measures in Clinical Couple and Family Research. Section III: Methodologies. Denton, Randomized Controlled Trials. Johnson, Nelson, Single Case Research. Yorgason, Johnson, Daily Diary Research. Wampler, Harper, Observational Research. Gale, Dolbin-McNab, Qualitative Clinical Research Methods with Couples and Families. Section IV: Analysis. Johnson, Miller, Applied Statistical Analysis and Interpretation. Wilson, Missing Data. Anderson, Durtschi, Mediators and Moderators. McWey, Bartle-Haring, Dyadic and Family Data Analysis. Seedall, Observational Analysis. Nancoo, deMarris, Qualitative Clinical Analysis. Tambling, Anderson, Statistical Analysis with Small Samples. Crane, Cost-benefit Analysis. Miller, Johnson, Conclusion.