Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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About the Author
Rick Houser is Professor Emeritus Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology & Counseling, College of Education at The University of Alabama. He was Professor and Department Head in Educational Studies in Psychology (over 7 years at Department Head), Research Methodology, and Counseling at The University of Alabama. He has been Associate Dean in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Also, he was a professor and department chair for several years at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Rick Houser has taught graduate-level research courses for more than 30 years. He received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in rehabilitation counseling with a minor in research methodology. He conducts research in ethical decision making, stress and coping, educational neuroscience, and neuroscience and counseling.
Table of ContentsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorSection 1: Introduction to the Research ProcessChapter 1. Science and the Research Process Definitions of Science and Research Practitioner–Scientist Assumptions About Science and Research Plagiarism Steps in the Scientific Process Purpose and Overview of the TextChapter 2. Ethics and Research Ethical Principles and Guidelines Ethical Research Violations Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Research Literature for Ethical Concerns Evaluation of Research Examples Presented in the Professional Literature Tuskegee Syphilis Study Milgram StudyChapter 3. Quantitative Research Designs Strengths and Weaknesses of Quantitative Research Types of Variables Research DesignsChapter 4. Qualitative Research Methods Advantages and Disadvantages of Qualitative Research Traditions or Paradigms in Conducting Qualitative Research Case Study ApproachChapter 5. Mixed Methods Research History of Mixed Methods Research Strengths and Weaknesses of Mixed Methods Research Triangulation Mixed Research ModelsChapter 6. Single-Case or Single-Subject Research Guidelines and Procedures in Single-Subject Design Research Designs in Single-Case or Subject ResearchChapter 7. Basics of Statistical Methods Measurement Scales Common Statistical Definitions Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Nonparametric StatisticsChapter 8. Basics of Qualitative Research Data Analysis Generating Data: Units of Data Collection Organizing Data Management of Data: Coding and Reducing Interpreting and ReportingSection II: Evaluating Articles in the Professional LiteratureChapter 9. Evaluating the Literature Review Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating Research Evaluation of Examples From the Research LiteratureChapter 10. Evaluating the Purpose Statement and Hypotheses Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Purpose Statement Evaluation of Examples From the Research Literature Section Summary Quantitative Research Hypotheses Indirect Proof: An Orientation to the Scientific Approach Types of Hypotheses Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating Hypotheses: Quantitative Methods Evaluation of Examples From the Research Literature Evaluating a Hypothesis in Qualitative Research Methods Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating Hypothesis or Hypotheses for Qualitative ResearchChapter 11. Evaluating the Methods SectionSampling Methods Sampling Methods Used in Quantitative Research Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Methods Section Sample Evaluating Examples From the Research LiteratureChapter 12. Evaluating the Methods SectionInstruments Standardization of Instruments Culture, Gender, and Diversity Bias Reliability of Instruments Validity of Instruments Approaches to Measuring the Dependent Variable Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the InstrumentsQuantitative Research Evaluating Examples From the Research LiteratureQuantitative Research Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the InstrumentsQualitative Research Evaluating Single-Subject ResearchChapter 13. Evaluating the Methods SectionProcedures Description of Study Variables Random Assignment Internal and External Validity Threats to Internal Validity Threats to Validity with Single-Subject Studies Threats to External Validity Evaluation of Procedures Examples From the LiteratureChapter 14. Evaluating the Results Section Part I: Quantitative Research Results Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Results SectionQuantitative Research Evaluating Examples From the Research LiteratureQuantitative Research Single Case Study Example Part II: Qualitative Research Results Coding Data: Data Analysis Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Results SectionQualitative Research Evaluating an Example From the Results SectionQualitative ResearchChapter 15. Evaluating the Discussion Section Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Discussion Section Evaluating Examples From the Research Literature Single-Subject Case ExampleSection III: The Application of Research and EvaluationChapter 16. Evidence-Based Research and Application Counseling Meta-Analyses Interventions in Schools Integrative ReviewsChapter 17. Conducting Research: Cultural Issues Cultural Neuroscience Research Examples of Cultural and Neuroscience ResearchChapter 18. Developing a Research Proposal and Conducting Research in Practice Practitioner–Researchers Developing a Research Proposal Practical Considerations in Conducting ResearchChapter 19. Development and Application of Program Evaluation Research Definitions of Program Evaluation Research Professional Standards and Guidelines for Program Evaluation Types of Evaluation Evaluation Models Steps in an Evaluation Examples of Program EvaluationChapter 20. Advances in Technology and Research Technologies Online Counseling Interactive Video Bug-in-Ear Technology iPads and iPhones Virtual Reality Neuroscience TechnologiesChapter 21. Current and Future Issues in Counseling and Educational Research The Practitioner–Scientist Model The Relevance of Research to Practice Value Issues in Counseling Social Justice IssuesGlossaryReferencesIndex