Research Methodology: A Critique

  • Margaret E. Backman


The research in psychotherapy has been plagued by methodological problems. In all fairness to the researchers, it is not easy to conduct rigorous studies with human subjects. Standards may need to be compromised by ethical and legal considerations. And practical problems interfere with getting adequate samples or reliable and valid measures of successful treatment.


Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Legal Consideration Somatic Item Psychological Inventory Blood Pressure Rating 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret E. Backman
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  1. 1.Office of Health ServicesBarnard College, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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