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December 1987

Methodology in Psychiatric Research: Report on the 1986 MacArthur Foundation Network I Methodology Institute

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Calif (Dr Kraemer); the Methodology Group, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Network I, Palo Alto, Calif(Dr Pruyn); the Departments of Biometry and Psychiatry, University of Illinois, Chicago (Dr Gibbons); the Department of Statistics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Dr Greenhouse); the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh (Dr Grochocinski); the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass (Dr Waternaux); and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh (Dr Kupfer).

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1987;44(12):1100-1106. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1987.01800240070011

• This report discusses many of the issues raised during a two-day institute that focused on methodological problems encountered in psychiatric research. The topics range from the problems with psychiatric diagnosis and measurement to sampling issues and biases to specific statistical concerns. Attention is given to the need for improved communication and collaboration between psychiatric researchers and biostatisticians.

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