This carefully organized, engaging, comprehensive, and contemporary guide to analyzing research articles has become a classic in the field. With its primary focus on reading, understanding, and evaluating professional literature, and its emphasis on the different research designs and types of publications that can inform all components of evidence-based practice, Evaluating Research in Communication Disorders, 7/e gives readers a logical, highly useful organization that reduces redundancy and improves efficiency; focused study questions that help develop critical evaluation skills and guide student projects that involve the evaluation of research literature; and up-to-date references, current research, and new topics keep readers aware of the most contemporary findings in the field.
Robert F. Orlikoff, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at West Virginia University. He has extensive experience as a researcher, clinician, and educator and has served as an associate editor and reviewer for several journals in communicative sciences and disorders.
Chapter 1: Evidence-based Practice in Communication Disorders
Chapter 2: The Introduction Section of the Research Article
Chapter 3: Research Strategies in Communication Disorders
Chapter 4: Research Design in Communication Disorders
Chapter 5: Experimental Designs for Studying Treatment Efficacy
Chapter 6: The Method Section of the Research Article
Chapter 7: The Results Section of the Research Article: Findings
Chapter 8: The Results Section of the Research Article: Statistical
Chapter 9: The Discussion and Conclusions Section of the Research Article
Chapter 10: Best Evidence and Clinical Decision Making
Appendix A: Complete Evaluation Checklist
Appendix B: A Compendium of Journals in Communication Sciences and Disorders