Randomized clinical trials in psychotherapy outcome research

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Abstract

This paper discusses several philosophical problems with the use of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in psychotherapy outcome research. The problems include: the impermanence problem, the identification problem, and idiographic problems. The paper concludes with an assessment of the overall case for and against the use of RCTs in psychotherapy outcome research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-152
Number of pages18
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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Clinical Trials
Outcomes Research
Psychotherapy
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Impermanence

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Randomized clinical trials in psychotherapy outcome research. / Erwin, Edward.

In: Philosophy of Science, Vol. 73, No. 2, 01.01.2006, p. 135-152.

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