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Methodological Issues Article Review

Read the following articles, which can be accessed through the ProQuest database in the 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 discussmethodological issues unique to psychological research and analyze basicapplied psychological research relevant to the treatment of mentaldisorders. In your paper, you will discuss the topics of evidence-basedpractice and practice-based evidence and their roles in providingpractitioners useful information for making decisions about appropriatemental health treatments.

In the body of your paper:

  1. Discuss the methodological issues and challenges that are uniqueto psychological research investigating effective treatments forpsychological disorders.
  2. Explain the concepts of evidence-based practice andpractice-based evidence and identify controversies associated with theseconcepts.
  3. Select one treatment modality associated with a disorder in the DSM-5 andpresent at least one example of pertinent, applied psychologicalresearch investigating the efficacy of the treatment modality. Discussthe findings of the research. Locate at least one peer-reviewed articlethat contains a research study on a treatment modality to fulfill thisrequirement. 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 theseauthors’ 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 mightprovide practitioners useful information for making decisions about thedegree to which the treatment modality you selected in #3 is anappropriate treatment for the disorder you specified.
  7. Conclude your paper with a discussion of your opinion of theutility of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence forpractitioners needing to identity effective treatments for psychologicaldisorders.
  8. Utilize a minimum of two additional peer-reviewed journalarticles published within the last five years (not including the coursetext or any of the course materials). At least one article must be usedto satisfy the requirement in #3, and at least one article must also beincluded to support your arguments. All sources must be documented inAPA style, as outlined by the Writing Center.

Writing the Methodological Issues Article Review
The Assignment:

  1. Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length, andformatted according to APA style as outlined in the WritingCenter.
  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 Writing Center Thesis Generator ).
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your opinion of theutility of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence forpractitioners needing to identity effective treatments for psychologicaldisorders.
  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 sourcespublished within the last five years (not including the course text).
  8. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Writing Center.
  9. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.

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