Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, And Mixed Methods

Hardcover | January 4, 2016

byCarl J. Sheperis

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Concise and lucid writing made this book in its first edition the leading research methods text written specifically for counselors. 

The text introduces reader to the basics of how to do research–from formulating a problem, doing a literature review, selecting a design, collecting and analyzing data, through reporting results. It also provides readers with the information they need to become intelligent consumers of published research. Covering a broad range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs, as well as action research and program evaluation, the text presents the most common types of research used in the field of counseling.

 

From reviews of the text:

 

“The content is strong and clearly explained. . . . This is the best [counseling research text] I have seen.”

                –Monica Osburn, UNC-Pembroke and Webster

 

“The majority of my students report it is easy to follow and understand, even those with limited research knowledge. . . .  So often I find counseling students viewing research methods courses as courses they must just ‘get through’ and not ones that will help them in their future careers.  This book . . . does help students understand how this knowledge can benefit them in their future practice.

–Ryan Melton, Portland State University

 

“The book is very clear and concise, and it is an easy text for the students to understand. The many examples used throughout the text and sample paper are great resources for the students. . . .  It is relevant to counseling students, it has information required by CACREP, and it is a comprehensive research textbook that is easy for students to follow. The examples given are superb . . . .”

–Lakitta D. Johnson, Jackson State University

 

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to MyEducationLab® with Pearson eText. To order MyEducationLab® with Pearson eText packaged with the bound book, use ISBN 0134442547.   Concise and lucid writing made this book in its first edition the leading research methods text written specifically for coun...

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From reviews of the text:   “The content is strong and clearly explained. . . . This is the best [counseling research text] I have seen.”                 —Monica Osburn, UNC-Pembroke and Webster   “The writing style is one of the best features of this text.  The authors do a phenomenal job at describing research methods at a...

Dr. Carl J. Sheperis, PhD, NCC, LPC, ACS, is chair of the Counseling and Special Populations Department at Lamar University. He has more than 25 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders and psychopathology in infancy and childhood. Dr. Sheperis teaches graduate courses in assessment, researc...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 10.1 × 8.1 × 0.8 inPublished:January 4, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART 1 An Introduction to Research in Counseling

Chapter 1 Contemporary Issues in Counseling Research

Chapter 2 Ethical Consideration in the Practice of Research

Chapter 3 Reviewing the Literature

Chapter 4 Methodological Issues

Chapter 5 Basic Statistical Concepts and Descriptive Statistics

 

PART 2 Quantitative Research Designs

Chapter 6 Experimental Designs

Chapter 7 Predictive Designs

Chapter 8 Single-Case Research Designs

 

PART 3 Qualitative Research Designs and Program Evaluation

Chapter 9 Case Study Research

Chapter 10 Grounded Theory Methodology

Chapter 11 Phenomenological Designs: The Philosophy of Phenomenological Research

Chapter 12 Narrative Research: Interpreting Lived Experience

 

PART 4 Survey, Mixed Designs, and Action Research

Chapter 13 An Overview of Survey Research

Chapter 14 Mixed Methods Designs

Chapter 15 Action Research

 

PART 5 Data Analyses and Presentation of Findings

Chapter 16 Program Evaluation

Chapter 17 Data Management and Data Analysis Software

Chapter 18 Developing a Research Report

Appendix A Preamble and Research Section of the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics 2014

Appendix B Sample Research Paper

Editorial Reviews

From reviews of the text:   “The content is strong and clearly explained. . . . This is the best [counseling research text] I have seen.”                 —Monica Osburn, UNC-Pembroke and Webster   “The writing style is one of the best features of this text.  The authors do a phenomenal job at describing research methods at a level that will appeal to counselling students.  —Angela Sikorski, Texas A&M University, Texarkana   “I feel [the writing] is a strength of the text.  The majority of my students report it is easy to follow and understand, even those with limited research knowledge. . . .  I have been using this text for the last two years and have found it the most effective in teaching students counseling research.    The reasons for this, is it is not written above their current level of understanding and it does give applicable examples to the counseling profession.  So often I find counseling students viewing research methods courses as courses they must just ‘get through’ and not ones that will help them in their future careers.  This book . . . does help students understand how this knowledge can benefit them in their future practice. —Ryan Melton, Portland State University   “Strengths [include that it is] easy for students to understand; relates to the counseling profession; [and] contains examples of counseling-related research studies.” —Dr. Judy Shipp, University of Illinois, Springfield   “The book is very clear and concise, and it is an easy text for the students to understand. The many examples used throughout the text and sample paper are great resources for the students. . . .  It is relevant to counseling students, it has information required by CACREP, and it is a comprehensive research textbook that is easy for students to follow. The examples given are superb and help students achieve course objectives.” —Lakitta D. Johnson, Jackson State University