Therapy and Research The thesis is developed that therapy and research are not necessarily the same activity and that clinicians are not necessarily researchers. Though there are commonalities between research and therapy, especially as the use of single-subject research designs has increased, using the scientific method to guide therapy is not the same ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 1985
Therapy and Research
 
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Article   |   August 01, 1985
Therapy and Research
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1985, Vol. 50, 226-230. doi:10.1044/jshd.5003.226
History: Received October 2, 1984 , Accepted May 10, 1985
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1985, Vol. 50, 226-230. doi:10.1044/jshd.5003.226
History: Received October 2, 1984; Accepted May 10, 1985

The thesis is developed that therapy and research are not necessarily the same activity and that clinicians are not necessarily researchers. Though there are commonalities between research and therapy, especially as the use of single-subject research designs has increased, using the scientific method to guide therapy is not the same as doing science. The requirements of good therapy and good research are often different in critical ways. Both research and therapy are important to the vitality of the profession, and the profession is strengthened when the differences are acknowledged.

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