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The Scientific Practice of Professional Psychology : NATO Science Series B - Steven J. Trierweiler

The Scientific Practice of Professional Psychology

NATO Science Series B

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780306456541
Number Of Pages: 312

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This extraordinary volume addresses the practice of psychology in the context of scientific inquiry, regarding practitioners as "local clinical scientists" and addressing the validity of their methodology through the philosophy of science. Positivistic/empirical, idealist/pragmatic, and socio-cultural/constructionist approaches are all considered by the authors as they discuss such topics as research design, quantitative analysis, the linkage of theory and data, and qualitative analysis. Rigorous and far-sighted, this profound meditative discourse will prove fruitful reading for professionals and academics in the fields of mental health and social work.

`Well written, valuable, and provocative...The emphasis on nonpositivist scientific approaches, including qualitative methods, critical thinking and logic, and framework development is particularly valuable.' Choice, June 1998

The History of Scientific Research Training and the Local Clinical Scientist: The Problem of Integrating Science and Practice
The Local Clinical Scientist
Extrapolations to Local Science from Traditional Science and Scholarship: Issues in the Philosophy of Science
Issues in Research Design
Issues in Quantitative Analysis: Foundations
Linking Theory and Data in the Scientific Study of Constructs and Individual Measurements
Extrapolations to Local Science from Nontraditional Science and Scholarship: Issues in Qualitative Analysis
Logic, Critical Thinking, and the Local Clinical Scientist
Frameworks for Reflective Practice
Conclusion
Index
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ISBN: 9780306456541
ISBN-10: 0306456540
Series: NATO Science Series B
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.4