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Quell any fears you may have about science and research design with this clear introduction to the basics! With enlightening examples and illustrations drawn from the counseling literature, RESEARCH DESIGN IN COUNSELING fully addresses the most common issues that counseling researchers encounter. The authors' accessible approach provides you with an understanding of the various types of research, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Filled with helpful examples that draw from a broad variety of research designs, this book provides the fundamentals of conducting research while providing clear instruction on writing and publishing the research report.
Table of Contents
Philosophical, Ethical and Training Issues
Science and Training in Counseling
Identifying and Operationalizing Research Topics
Choosing Research Designs
Validity Issues in Research Design
Ethical Issues in Counseling Research
Major Research Designs
Between-Groups and Within-Subjects Designs
Quasi-Experimental and Time Series Designs
Quantitative Descriptive Designs
Designing and Evaluating the Independent Variable
Designing and Choosing the Dependent Variable
Conceptual and Methodological Issues Related to Multicultural Research
Investigator, Experimenter, and Participant Bias
Outcome Research: Methodological Issues
Design Issues Related to Counseling Process Research
Professional Issues: Writing and Research Training
Ethical Standards of the American Counseling Association
Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
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