Research Design in Counseling / Edition 3

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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.

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"RESEARCH DESIGN IN COUNSELING represents the best text available for research training in the counseling and mental health professions. This Third Edition capitalizes on the strengths of the previous edition while broadening its focus with new chapters on multicultural research and scale development. The co-authors of the text are world-renowned scholars who practice what they preach; they are exemplary research role models for both students and seasoned scholars. Writing within the text is lucid, clear, interesting, and accessible to varied audiences. Coverage of critical design and ethical issues within the text is both expansive and in-depth. There is little doubt that this Third Edition of a classic text will be widely adopted and often cited."

"RESEARCH DESIGN IN COUNSELING is a unique text in that it provides discussion of experimental design specific to the counseling profession. It is extremely thorough in its presentation of experimental design and research methodology."

". . . invites readers to lay aside personal fears and self-doubt and experience the joys of research."

Drawing examples and illustrations from the field's literature, addresses common problems encountered by counseling researchers, undertaking single-subject, survey, or qualitative research. In addition to providing practical information, offers a rationale for the necessity of counselors conducting research, and advocates a greater integration of science and practical domains in order to improve the efficiency of both. Updated from the 1992 edition with new or revised material on program evaluation, qualitative methods, process research, and outcome research. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534523480
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/13/2007
  • Series: Research, Statistics, & Program Evaluation Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 512,087
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. P. Paul Heppner (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) holds a Curators Distinguished Professorship — the highest distinction — at the University of Missouri and is Director of the Coalition for Cultural Competencies, an organization he co-founded in 1998. He has published over 200 articles/book chapters as well as nine books, made hundreds of presentations at national conferences, and delivered over 100 invited keynotes/presentations in 14 countries. His primary area of research focuses around the role of coping with stressful life events across different cultural contexts. Dr. Heppner is the recipient of three Fulbright awards (Sweden, Ireland, and Taiwan), a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (Divisions 17, 45, and 52), and a Fellow in the American Psychological Society. He has served on several national and international editorial boards, including serving as Editor of The Counseling Psychologist. In 2005-2006 he served as President of the Society of Counseling Psychology; in 2009 he received the Leona Tyler Award, the Society's highest award. He is also the recipient of numerous other awards for his leadership, research, teaching, mentoring, international work, and promotion of diversity and social justice issues.

Dr. Bruce E. Wampold (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara) joined the University of Wisconsin, Madison faculty in 1991. He has been a faculty member and Director of Training in the counseling programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Utah, and the University of Oregon. Dr. Wampold's primary interest centers on understanding psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives. He has published methodological and substantive articles on how the research on counseling and psychotherapy converges on a contextual model of psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., is the Chair of the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland College of Education. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Society of Counseling Psychology, Division of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy), a two-time recipient of the Research Award from the Association for Specialist in Group Work, and the current editor of GROUP DYNAMICS: THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTIVE. His research interests include examining the process and outcome of group and individual counseling and psychotherapy and using counseling interventions to influence achievement goals and academic achievement. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Table of Contents

Part One: PHILOSOPHICAL, ETHICAL AND TRAINING ISSUES. 1. Science and Counseling. 2. Research Training. 3. Identifying and Operationalizing Research Topics. 4. Choosing Research Designs. 5. Validity Issues in Research Design. 6. Ethical Issues in Counseling Research. Part Two: MAJOR RESEARCH DESIGNS. 7. Between-Groups and Within-Subjects Designs. 8. Quasi-Experimental and Time Series Designs. 9. Single-Subject Designs. 10. Quantitative Descriptive Designs. 11. Qualitative Research. Part Three: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES. 12. Designing and Evaluating the Independent Variable. 13. Designing and Choosing the Dependent Variable. 14. Population Issues. 15. Conceptual and Methodological Issues Related to Multicultural Research. 16. Investigator, Experimenter, and Participant Bias. 17. Analogue Research. 18. Outcome Research: Methodological Issues. 19. Design Issues Related to Counseling Process Research. 20. Scale Construction. 21. Program Evaluation. Part Four: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES. 22. Professional Writing. Appendix A: Ethical Standards of the American Counseling Association. Appendix B: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

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