Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide is the first text devoted to research methodology in genetic counseling. This text offers step-by-step guidance for conducting research, from the development of a question to the publication of findings. Genetic counseling examples, user-friendly worksheets, and practical tips guide readers through the research and publication processes.
With a highly accessible, pedagogical approach, this book will help promote quality research by genetic counselors and research supervisorsand in turn, increase the knowledge base for genetic counseling practice, other aspects of genetic counseling service delivery, and professional education. It will be an invaluable resource to the next generation of genetic counseling and its surrounding disciplines.
About the Author
Ian M. Macfarlane, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He has taught courses in research design, measurement, and statistics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and supervised numerous student researchers. He has co-authored a number of research articles on genetic counseling and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Genetic Counseling.
Patricia McCarthy Veach, PhD, LP, is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She has authored over 100 articles and book chapters. She co-authored Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual, co-edited Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills, and is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Bonnie S. LeRoy, MS, CGC, is Professor and Director of the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling at the University of Minnesota. She has co-authored multiple articles and chapters on a variety of issues pertaining to genetic counseling, is co-author of Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual, co-editor of Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills, and Editor of the Journal of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers and past president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Developing Research Questions
Chapter 2: Finding Sources
Chapter 3: Writing a Review of Literature
Chapter 4: Ethics in Research
Chapter 5: Choosing a Paradigm
Chapter 6: Designing a Quantitative Study
Chapter 7: Quantitative Data Analysis: I've got data, how do I get answers?
Chapter 8: Conducting Qualitative Genetic Counseling Research
Chapter 9: Preparing a Manuscript for Publication
Chapter 10: Guidelines for Directing Research
Appendix: Additional Resources for Researchers and Research Supervisors