Assistant Professor James Madison University Harrisonburg, Virginia
Rehabilitation research encompasses many different research methods. This session provides foundational information about the design and conduct of methodologies that can be rigorously applied to answer clinical research questions. These include systematic reviews, single-case experimental studies, and clinical trials. Using examples primarily from their own work, three experts from the field of aphasia discuss lessons they learned while using these approaches. They offer some tips that they have discovered along the way as well as discuss pitfalls to avoid. Their examples will be supplemented with other recent compelling clinical studies in the area of aphasia research. Although this symposium offers examples from aphasia research, the information will be relevant to rehabilitation research in general.
Describe the stages of a systematic review
Discuss the characteristics of single case experimental research
Discuss the reporting guidelines for randomized clinical trials
Identify studies in the field of aphasia research that illustrate systematic reviews, single case experimental research, and randomized clinical trials.