Psychological research on depression: A methodological review
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Depression; Depressive Disorder; Research Design
Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology
This paper discusses some of the problems associated with research on depression. Research issues such as subject selection, multimodal assessment, and psychiatric diagnosis are discussed. The relative merits of alternative research methodologies, such as single-case, group, and correlational field designs, are also considered. Finally, some suggestions for the synthesis of research methodologies are offered.
Doerfler, Leonard A., "Psychological research on depression: A methodological review" (1981). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 601.