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Research design in counseling

Author: P Paul Heppner; Bruce E Wampold; Jesse Owen; Kenneth T Wang; Mindi N Thompson
Publisher: Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P Paul Heppner; Bruce E Wampold; Jesse Owen; Kenneth T Wang; Mindi N Thompson
ISBN: 1305087313 9781305087316
OCLC Number: 898425050
Description: xx, 620 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Philosophical, ethical, training, and professional issues. Philosophies of science and counseling: why science matters to counseling ; Research training: joys and challenges ; Ethics in counseling research: being and doing right ; Professional writing: a critical skill for scientists and practitioners --
Part 2. Getting started: establishing the foundation for a study. Identifying interests and operationalizing topics: forget that perfect study ; Choosing research designs: balancing ideals and realities ; Validity issues in research: the heart of it all ; Population issues: who we study matters! ; Diverse perspectives: conceptual and methodological considerations ; Scale construction: a most fundamental tool --
Part 3. Major designs. True experimental designs: the power of between-groups and within-subjects designs ; Quasi-experimental longitudinal designs: examining relationships in applied setting ; Quantitative descriptive designs: describing, explaining, and predicting phenomenon ; Analogue research: maximizing experimental control ; Single-subject designs: learning from the richness of a sample size of 1 ; Qualitative research: complexities and richness from digging deeper ; Mixed methods designs: when qualitative and quantitative designs meet --
Part 4. Methodological issues. The independent variable: the drivers of the study ; The dependent variable: skillfully measuring intended outcomes ; Counseling outcome research: does counseling work? ; Process research: the how's and why's that make counseling work ; Program evaluation: applying science and practice to real life ; Bias: error variances from investigators, experimenters, and participants.
Responsibility: P. Paul Heppner, Bruce E. Wampold, Jesse Owen, Mindi N. Thompson, Kenneth T. Wang.
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