UsingCounseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods, counseling students are given the opportunity to learn research design, methodology, and analysis through a counseling-specific framework. While other comparable survey books on education-related research and statistics do not contain many specific examples and applications of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods from the counseling profession, this texts gives counseling students the opportunity to learn research methods within their own unique discipline. By using counseling-specific examples, students will be more able to apply their learning to other aspects of their training and professors will have a more straightforward means of making research understandable and relevant to the masterrs"s level counseling student.Counseling Researchalso focuses not only on how to produce valid research, but also on how to competently read, analyze, and utilize othersrs" research. In addition to the requisite research materials, the textbook includes chapters on ethics in counseling research, multicultural issues in counseling research, and a practical guide to SPSS.
Carl Sheperis is an associate professor in community counseling at Mississippi State University. He specializes in the assessment and treatment of behavioral and developmental disorders in infancy and childhood. Carl is a recipient of the Outstanding Counselor Educator Award by the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) and the Donald Hood Research Award for the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE). Carl has authored over 60 articles and book chapters and is co-author of The Peace Train: A School-Wide Violence Prevention Program (Educational Media, 1999).
J. Scott Young is a professor in the department of counseling and educational development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he also serves as department chair. He is the co-editor of the book Integrating Spirituality into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice (American Counseling Association, 2004) and has published numerous articles on the interface of clinical practice with spirituality and religion.
M. Harry Daniels is professor and chairperson of the department of counselor education at the University of Florida at Gainesville. He is the author of numerous book chapters and articles regarding counseling and development.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I -- An Introduction To Research In Counseling
Chapter 1 Contemporary Issues In Counseling Research (Carl J. Sheperis)
Chapter 2 Getting Started (Donna Sheperis And Carl Sheperis)
Chapter 3 Reviewing The Literature (Donna S. Sheperis, Tiffany Chandler, And Carl Sheperis)
Chapter 4 Methodological Issues (Susan Eaves)
Part II -- Quantitative Research Designs
Chapter 5 Experimental Designs (Rick Balkin)
Chapter 6 Predictive Designs (Joshua Watson And Laura Simpson)
Chapter 7 Survey Designs (Scott Young)
Chapter 8 Time Series Designs (Edina Renfro Michel, Kimberly Hall, And Kristin Johnson Gros)
Part III -- Qualitative Research Designs And Program Evaluation
Chapter 9 Grounded Theory Designs (Matt Buckley)
Chapter 10 Phenomenology Designs (Terry Christensen And Kristy A. Brumfield)
Chapter 11 Narrative Research Designs (April Bedford And Sandra Trupiano Landry)
Chapter 12 Program Evaluation (Harry Daniels)
Part IV -- Mixed Designs And Data Analysis
Chapter 13 Mixed Methods Designs (April Heiselt And Carl J. Sheperis)
Chapter 14 Using Spss To Analyze Data (Anastasia Elder And Vanessa Esparza)
Chapter 15 Basic Statistical Concepts (Sang Min Lee)
Chapter 16 Developing A Research Report (Craig Cashwell And Kerrie Kardatzke)
Part V -- Ethics and Multicultural Issues In Research
Chapter 17 Ethics In Research (Kelly Wester)
Chapter 18 Multicultural Issues In Research (Catherine Y. Chang, Danica G. Hays, And Geneva Gray)
Appendix A 2005 Aca Ethical Code
Appendix B Sample Research Manuscript