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Analogue Research
Evaluates specific variables of interest under conditions that only approximately resemble the situation
Case Study
An intensive and usually anecdotal observation and analysis of an individual person. Qualitative
Single-Case Experimental Design
Used to evaluate the impact of treatment. Repeated assessment of behavior over time. Quantitative
Comorbidity
Overlapping of two or more disorders that is greater than chance
Cross-Sectional Research
Different individuals at different ages/stages of development are studied at the same point in time
Longitudinal Research
The same individuals are studies at different ages/stages of development
Epidemiological Research
Study of the incidence, prevelance, and co-occurence of childhood disorders
Incidence Rates
The rate at which new cases of a disorder appear over a specified period of time
Prevalence Rates
The number of cases of a disorder, new or not, that are observed during a specified period of time
Mediator Variables
Process, mechanism, or means through which a variable produces a specific outcome. Describes what happens at the psych/neurobiological level to explain how one variable results from another
Moderator Variables
A factor that influences the direction or strength of a relationship between variables
Qualitative Research
The purpose is to describe, interpret, and understand the phenomenon of interest in the context in which it is experienced
Real-Time Prospective Design
Research sample is identified and then followed over time & data is collected at specified times
Retrospective Design
Research sample is asked to provide information relating to an earlier time period
Standardization
The process by which a set of standards or norms is specified for a measurement procedure so that it can be used consistently across different assessments
Treatment Effectiveness
The degree to which a treatment can be shown to work in actual clinical practice or Real Life
Treatment Efficacy
The degree to which a treatment can produce changes under Well-Controlled Conditions