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Potential applications for Autoethnography

Posted on 5 February 2016 by Dean Whybrow

Hayes, C., & Fulton, J. A. (2015). Autoethnography as a method of facilitating critical reflexivity for professional doctorate students. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 8, 1-15. This paper describes a research approach called autoethnography and its potential application within professional doctorates when they include work based learning/practice portfolios as part of the examination
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Some potential sources of bias in randomised controlled trials

Posted on 12 October 2015 by Dean Whybrow

P. Cuijpers and I. A. Cristea. 2015. How to prove that your therapy is effective, even when it is not: a guideline. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, Epub. This is an interesting article about bias within randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of the efficacy of psychological therapies. The article is particularly relevant because one of the authors
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Behavioural Activation for Depression

Posted on 14 September 2015 by Dean Whybrow

EKERS, D., WEBSTER, L., VAN STRATEN, A., CUIJPERS, P., RICHARDS, D. & GILBODY, S. 2014. Behavioural Activation for Depression; An Update of Meta-Analysis of Effectiveness and Sub Group Analysis. PLoS ONE, 9, e100100. This paper is a meta-analysis of Behavioural Activation (BA) as a treatment for depression. In total, 25 randomised controlled trials were included
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and individual Job Support

Posted on 12 August 2015 by Dean Whybrow

REME, S. E., GRASDAL, A. L., LØVVIK, C., LIE, S. A. & ØVERLAND, S. 2015. Work-focused cognitive–behavioural therapy and individual job support to increase work participation in common mental disorders: a randomised controlled multicentre trial. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Epub. This is a, recently published, open access paper that describes a multisite Randomised Controlled Trial
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