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.
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.