Speech and language therapists working in clinical situations are in a unique position to contribute to the evidence base. Clinical queries generated from everyday practice can develop into viable research questions which directly relate to SLT services and service users.
To help SLTs become research active within their existing clinical environment, this new edition of Creating Practice-based Evidence has been updated and revised, providing more detail and including new chapters. It retains its practical focus on providing information, advice and guidance to help clinicians get started on manageable research projects, where to seek support and how to move on and develop a research career. New chapters cover:
- Reviewing and appraising the literature
- Public and patient involvement
- Getting funded
- Obtaining approvals
- Cost effectiveness of interventions
- Gathering evidence of universal intervention
- Getting published
Praise for the first edition:
This book provides a very accessible and practical guide that is realistic to SLTs in clinical practice. It will be the answer to the prayers of any SLT who wants to start collecting evidence in a useful way, but has difficulty knowing where to start
Bulletin, August 2013, rating 5*
About the Editors
Corinne Dobinson is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist whose specialist role includes supporting SLTs in matters of research. She has taught as a visiting lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate courses at College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth with respect to motor speech disorders and the use of technology in speech and language therapy. She has presented at national and international conferences on personal research, and has written and co-authored peer-reviewed publications.
Yvonne Wren is Director of Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit, part of North Bristol NHS Trust. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and Chief Investigator of the Cleft Collective Speech and Language Study. She has over 20 years' experience of carrying out applied research in the field of speech and language therapy, with a special interest in speech sound disorders in children. She is Chair of the Child Speech Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics and was founder and chair until 2018 of the UK and Ireland Child Speech Disorder Research Network.