Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed MethodsBCC
Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methodswas designed as an introductory research text for counselors-in-training and assumes no prior knowledge. The book is oriented toward the issues counselors face when conducting research, and is presented in a direct, easy to read manner using counseling literature and examples to communicate the information the typical master's level counselor needs to know.
This student-friendly resource is arranged into18 comprehensive chapters, each authored by experts in the field. In Part 1, the authors lead the reader through the steps a researcher takes to begin a study; including reviewing the literature, developing research ideas and appropriate research questions, and deciding on a methodology that best suits an investigation of the topic. In Part 2, quantitative approaches to research methodology are explored, followed in Part 3 by a discussion of qualitative approaches to research. In Part 4, mixed method designs, data analysis and writing up one's findings into a research manuscript are covered. The book closes with a discussion of multicultural counseling issues in research.
Praise forCounseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods:
“I believe that the writing style is one of the greatest strengths of the text...I really like the emphasis placed on not just the topic, but on why the counselor needs to know about research. The scientist-practitioner model is great. The relevant examples are also fabulous.
--Elizabeth Thrower, University of Montevallo
“A key strength of this text is its comprehensive presentation of the full range of research methods/designs which exist in the counseling literature. Another strength of this text is its attempt to speak directly to novice researchers/consumers of research in a manner which effectively bridges the cognitive gap between theory and application.
--Charles D. Palmer, Mississippi State University
“The key strength of this manuscript is that each chapter is written by different individuals in the field...I believe that counselors and others in the helping professions need a research textbook that is comprehensive and guided to the interests of counselors. I believe that this textbook is right on that track.
--Joseph C. Ciechalski, East Carolina University