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Researching Persons with Mental Illness
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Researching Persons with Mental Illness



July 1992 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Can the mentally ill be interviewed? What kind of reliability can be expected in their responses? What about the ethics of informed consent? Although standard social science methodologies have been used successfully to study mental health, researching issues with mentally ill individuals introduces unique theoretical and methodological issues.

Focusing on the study of mentally ill adults at the individual level of analysis, this book explores such topics as: how theories of human behaviour that have been developed for a general population may have limited applicability to the population under study; how symptoms are defined and measured; ways to plan and implement research; uses of alternative data sources such as clinical charts; and the issues of research in multi-disciplinary settings.

 
Who are the Mentally Ill?
 
Applying Theory to the Study of Mentally Ill Persons
 
Diagnosis and Other Measurements of Illness
 
Special Problems in Design
 
Mentally Ill Persons as Respondents
 
Alternative Data Sources
 
Research in a Multidisciplinary Milieu

It is a useful book that has a focus on Clinical Recovery.

Mr Hassan Khalil
Sport & Exercise Science & Sports Ther, Hertfordshire University
May 4, 2012

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