Welcome to the Social Work Validation Studies Guide. Follow the detailed directions below to locate studies on reliability and validity. Explore the other pages in this guide for additional information on finding tests & measurements, related guides, as well as recordings of past library workshops for social work. If you are just getting started, or need a refresher, browse through the Getting Started at FSU Libraries page for direction on finding databases and peer-reviewed articles, evaluating sources, and more. As always, if you need more information or if you would like personalized research assistance. please contact your subject librarians Lindsey Wharton and Kirsten Kinsley.
Kirk, S. A., Gomory, T., & Cohen, D. (2013). Mad science : psychiatric coercion, diagnosis, and drugs. Transaction Publishers.
Diana E. Clarke, William E. Narrow, Darrel A. Regier, S. Janet Kuramoto, David J. Kupfer, Emily A. Kuhl, Lisa Greiner, and Helena C. Kraemer. American Journal of Psychiatry 2013 170:1, 43-58
Darrel A. Regier, William E. Narrow, Diana E. Clarke, Helena C. Kraemer, S. Janet Kuramoto, Emily A. Kuhl, and David J. Kupfer. American Journal of Psychiatry 2013 170:1, 59-70
William E. Narrow, Diana E. Clarke, S. Janet Kuramoto, Helena C. Kraemer, David J. Kupfer, Lisa Greiner, and Darrel A. Regier. American Journal of Psychiatry 2013 170:1, 71-82
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5. (2013). Arlington, VA : American Psychiatric Association, .
Paris, J., & Phillips, J. (2013). Making the DSM-5 : concepts and controversies. New York, NY : Springer, c2013. Retrieved from
Clark, L. A., Cuthbert, B., Lewis-Fernández, R., Narrow, W. E., & Reed, G. M. (2017). Three Approaches to Understanding and Classifying Mental Disorder: ICD-11, DSM-5, and the National Institute of Mental Health’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC). Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 18(2), 72–145.