Methodological Issues Article Review

 

Read the following articles, which can be accessed through the ProQuest database in the Ashford University Library:

  • Evidence-based practice in psychology: Implications for research and research training.
  • Practice-based evidence: Back to the future.
  • Psychological treatments: Putting evidence into practice and practice into evidence.

Write a three- to four-page article review in which you discuss  methodological issues unique to psychological research and analyze  basic applied psychological research relevant to the treatment of mental  disorders. In your paper, you will discuss the topics of evidence-based  practice and practice-based evidence and their roles in providing  practitioners useful information for making decisions about appropriate  mental health treatments.

In the body of your paper:

  1. Discuss the methodological issues and challenges that are unique to  psychological research investigating effective treatments for  psychological disorders.
  2. Explain the concepts of evidence-based practice and practice-based  evidence and identify controversies associated with these concepts.
  3. Select one treatment modality associated with a disorder in the DSM-5 and  present at least one example of pertinent, applied psychological  research investigating the efficacy of the treatment modality. Discuss  the findings of the research. Locate at least one peer-reviewed article  that contains a research study on a treatment modality to fulfill this  requirement. You may not use any of the course materials.
  4. Take the point of view of Bauer (2007) to analyze the article(s) you selected in #3. Using this author’s arguments from his Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology: Implications for Research and Research Training article, what would be his evaluation of the article(s) you selected?
  5. Take the point of view of Brendtro, Mitchell, & Doncaster (2011)  and analyze the article(s) you selected in #3. Using these authors’  arguments from their Practice-Based Evidence: Back to the Future article, what would be their evaluation of the article(s) you selected?
  6. Discuss ways in which an evidence-based practice model might provide  practitioners useful information for making decisions about the degree  to which the treatment modality you selected in #3 is an appropriate  treatment for the disorder you specified.
  7. Conclude your paper with a discussion of your opinion of the utility  of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence for  practitioners needing to identity effective treatments for psychological  disorders.
  8. Utilize a minimum of two additional peer-reviewed journal articles  published within the last five years (not including the course text or  any of the course materials). At least one article must be used to  satisfy the requirement in #3, and at least one article must also be  included to support your arguments. All sources must be documented in  APA style, as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.

Writing the Methodological Issues Article Review

The Assignment:

  1. Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length, and formatted  according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. (Refer to the Ashford Writing Center Thesis Generator (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. ).
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your opinion of the  utility of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence for  practitioners needing to identity effective treatments for psychological  disorders.
  6. Must utilize each of the three required articles: Bauer (2007); Brendtro, Mitchell, & Doncaster (2011) and Dozois (2013).
  7. Must utilize a minimum of two additional peer-reviewed sources  published within the last five years (not including the course text).
  8. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  9. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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