DID/Trauma/Memory Reference List
It is helpful to know basic methodological terms such as reliability and validity, base error rate, etc. Otherwise, if you are not a research scientist or psychometrist, you need not know terms and tests, though you may be asked. If you are asked you may say that: (1) you read scientific articles which sometimes explain tests; (2) you carefully read the limitations sections of articles to determine the limitations of methodological procedures; (3) you assume that statistical data in peer-reviewed scientific journals have been double-checked and are generally correct; (4) you read subsequent criticisms and rebuttal articles; (5) you can look it up in a statistics book yourself, as competence means being able to determine what you don't know and find it out; and (6) you can ask a knowledgeable colleague to explain.
Abelson, RP. (1995). Statistics as principled argument. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Baldessarini, RJ, Findlestein, S, & Arana, GW. (1983). The predictive power of diagnostic tests and the effect of prevalence of illness. Archives of General Psychiatry, 40, 569-573.
Campbell, D. (197?). Experimental and quasi-experimental design.
Cochram, WG, Cox, GM, et al. (1992). Experimental designs. New York: John Wiley.
Ditto, P. & Lopez, D. (1992). Motivated skepticism: Use of differential decision criteria for preferred and nonpreferred conclusions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 568-584.
Gemmel, W & Cochram, WG. (1997). Sampling techniques. New York: John Wiley.
Hopkins, KD, & Glass, GV. (1978). Basic statistics for the behavioral sciences. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Mendenhall, W, McClave, JT, & Ramey, M. (1977). Statistics for psychology. (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Duxbury Press
Pope, KS, Butcher, JN, & Seelen, J. The MMPI, MMPI-2, and MMPI-A in court: Assessment, testimony, and cross-examination for expert witnesses and attorneys. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Chapters include courts' recognition , use and restriction of MMPI-based testimony; expert witness preparation; attorney preparation; assessing malingering and other aspects of credibility; writing forensic reports; deposing and cross-examining the expert witness: 80 basic questions. Appendices included. A supplemental packet of 55 transparencies for use in court is also available.
Shalev, AY, Freedman, S, Peri, T, Brandes, D, & Sahar, T. (1997). Predicting PTSD in trauma survivors: Evaluation of self-report and clinician-administered instruments. British Journal of Psychiatry, 170, 558-564.
Utts, JM. (1996). Seeing through statistics. New York: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
Widom, CS. (1988). Sampling biases and implications for child abuse research. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 58, 260-270.
Widom, CS. (1989). Child abuse, neglect, and adult behavior: Research design and findings on criminality, violence, and child abuse. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 59, 355-367.