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Causation and Mechanisms in Psychiatry  

John Campbell

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
This chapter reviews the problem of finding the 'right level' of causal explanation in psychiatry. This is not a purely philosophical problem, but one that frequently arises in practice ... More

Ethical Issues of Web-Based Interventions and Online Therapy  

Michelle Hilgart, Frances P. Thorndike, Jose Pardo, and Lee M. Ritterband

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
Increased access to and use of the Internet is significantly impacting health care, psychological practice, and clinical research, leading to the development of a new field called eHealth. ... More

Historical Overview of Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences  

Svend Brinkmann, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, and Søren Kristiansen

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
Qualitative research does not represent a monolithic, agreed-upon approach to research but is a vibrant and contested field with many contradictions and different perspectives. In order to ... More

The History of Historical-Comparative Methods in Sociology  

Chares Demetriou and Victor Roudometof

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter offers an overview of the historical trajectory of comparative-historical sociology while focusing on the issue of development of specific methodological approaches. The ... More

Museum Studies  

Erica L. Tucker

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Jul 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter describes and discusses the major research methods used to study museums. These include gallery analyses and interviews with museum visitors, professionals, and stakeholders, ... More

The Search for Common Standards: A Case of Research Standards  

Mark M. Leach, Benjamin Jeppsen, and Steve Discont

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
Research on the comparisons of ethics standards across ethics codes has increased over the past decade, with the goal of determining common standards. Finding these common standards may ... More

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