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Is empirical research compatible with clinical practice?
This paper explores the provocative question in the title through the authors' experiences of working within a couple psychotherapy service. In it we hope to chart how it became possible to undertake empirical research in ...
Questioning the community: A guide to research for therapeutic community members: Part one: The bare bones of a research project
In what is to become a regular column in the TC journal, we want to devote some time and space to 'de-mystifying' the practice of research: methods and methodologies (why one is not the other, and vice versa); practical ...
Making CORE-OM data work for you and your service: A primary care psychology and counselling team's experience of routine outcome measurement
We describe benefits of introducing routine outcome measurement (ROM) in primary care services. Factors facilitating culture change are discussed and the importance of resources and data ownership noted.
Chris Evans debates the merits of putting patients first in research.
Chris Evans makes a plea for the creativities of both genders and both sexes in psychological therapy research...
Chris Evans explains how to become confident in using confidence intervals.
Significance-testing the validity of idiographic methods: A little derangement goes a long way
We present an experimental design for validating idiographic data and the mathematical basis for subjecting this to statistical hypothesis testing. The method involves matching descriptions of four or more objects to the ...
Death, taxes, certainties, groups and communities or NICE and the deathly hallows
This paper argues that the laudable wish to fund health and social care through taxes makes governments desperate for rigorous probabilities to contain these costs. Statistical analysis of double-blind randomised controlled ...
The rise of cyber-research: Nearing the end for pencil-and-paper sampling?
A detailed description of internet research methodology, an exploration of the demographics of an internet recruited sample and reflections upon what cyber- research may mean for traditional, pencil-and-paper sampling.
Practice-based evidence: Benchmarking NHS primary care counselling services at national and local levels
There are a number of problems for evidence-based practice (EBP) including limited generalizability of efficacy research results, the consequent lack of confidence in the relevance of such research, and the conceptual ...