Case studies within a mixed methods paradigm: toward a resolution of the alienation between researcher and practitioner in psychotherapy research.

@article{Dattilio2010CaseSW,
  title={Case studies within a mixed methods paradigm: toward a resolution of the alienation between researcher and practitioner in psychotherapy research.},
  author={Frank M. Dattilio and D. A. Edwards and Daniel B. Fishman},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={427-41}
}
This article addresses the long-standing divide between researchers and practitioners in the field of psychotherapy, regarding what really works in treatment and the extent to which interventions should be governed by outcomes generated in a "laboratory atmosphere." This alienation has its roots in a positivist paradigm, which is epistemologically incomplete because it fails to provide for context-based practical knowledge. In other fields of evaluation research, it has been superseded by a… CONTINUE READING

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