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Originally Posted by brightness
See, if PsyDs also publish, its a little difficult to figure out what the real difference is between PhD trained psychologists and PsyD trained psychologists. Is it like MDs and DOs- differences in education but very little difference in real world practice?
Somewhat OT, but thought I'd respond.
I'm not quite on board with the MD DO analogy because there are greater differences in HOW people practice and likely career choices. If a PsyD wants to go into academia, its probably a bit unusual, but what people are saying is that a school isn't going to set lower bars for its PsyD hires as far as publications go. So it may be harder to get hired as a researcher if you have a PsyD, you'll likely have to learn a lot more on your own since its doubtful they'd have the same training in research as a PhD, but once you're there you have the same bar to pass as everyone else.
That being said, I actually disagree that they publish equal amounts. A PsyD at a research school would certainly be expected to publish the same amount, but you see a disproportionate number of PsyDs teaching in places like Argosy, etc. whereas they are EXTREMELY rare at large research universities. So at a given school, a PsyD likely publishes as much as the PhDs, across all PsyDs in faculty positions I think its VERY likely they publish less on average given they are more highly concentrated in schools with lower research productivity.
That clarify it at all?