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Research Design in Counselingby P. Paul Heppner
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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.
Book News Annotation:
The discipline of counseling is enriched by research by practitioners, yet as students many learned research techniques and applications cobbled together from other disciplines. In this edition the authors continue to give students methods and examples from their own discipline while updating their material with the very research their text helped engender. They cover basic philosophical, ethical and training issues, such as the role of science, identifying and using topics, choosing research designs and seeking validity in the choice. They then delineate the major research designs, comparing approaches and describing quantitative and qualitative designs, describe methods such as designing and evaluating the independent and dependent variables, dealing with population issues, conducting analogue and outcome research, and considering scale construction, and creating a professional-quality finished product. Content upgrades for this edition make this a professional reference as well as a classroom text. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With enlightening examples and illustrations drawn from counseling literature, RESEARCH DESIGN IN COUNSELING fully addresses the common problems that confront counseling researchers. Heppner, Wampold, and Kivlighan's evenhanded approach provides students with an understanding of the various types of research, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Writing more than just a how-to book, the authors present a compelling rationale for the necessity of counselors conducting research?and argue for greater integration of science and practice domains in order for work in each to be more effective.
About the Author
P. Paul Heppner received his Ph.D. from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1979, and is now Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Multicultural Research, Training and Consultation in the department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at University of Missouri, Columbia. He has been an active researcher, having published over 100 articles and chapters. Professor Heppner's research has been widely cited across a wide variety of disciplines, not only in the U.S., but many other countries as well. His primary areas of interest are the relationship between coping/problem solving and psychological adjustment as it intersects across diverse populations, including across different cultures around the world. Dr. Heppner is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and as a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society. He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar in three countries (Sweden, Ireland, and Taiwan), as well as a Visiting Fellow in three countries (England, South Africa, and Taiwan). He has made hundreds of presentations at national conferences, as well as delivered over 40 invited presentations and workshops in 14 countries (Sweden, Greece, Norway, England, Ireland, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Canada, and South Africa). He is the past Editor of THE COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST journal and sits on the editorial board of several journals. Most recently, he has served as the President of the Society of Counseling Psychology, as well as received the Distinguished Service Award for Extraordinary National Leadership in Counseling Psychology. On the MU campus, he has been recognized for his research with a named fellowship, for teaching excellence, for outstanding mentoring of students, and for his work in promoting diversity issues. He has another book with Brooks/Cole, WRITING AND PUBLISHING YOUR THESIS, DISSERTATION, AND RESEARCH: A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS. Dr. Bruce E. Wampold received his Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981 and joined the University of Wisconsin, Madison faculty in fall 1991. He has been a faculty member and Director of Training in the counseling programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Utah, and the University of Oregon. Dr. Wampold's primary interest centers around understanding psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives. Dr. Wampold has published methodological and substantive articles that help to understand how the research on counseling and psychotherapy converges on a contextual model of psychotherapy. He is 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.
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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