Author: Rick A. Houser
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2014-01-31
The Third Edition of Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application emphasizes the importance of being a good consumer of research and teaches readers how to conduct research in practice. Written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book uses concrete examples from professional literature to demonstrate how to effectively evaluate and interpret research articles—without relying on discipline-specific jargon. The Third Edition features new examples, updated research, a new chapter on single-subject research, a new chapter on the use of technology and research, and much more.
The book is written for research methods courses in counseling and covers research concepts that are valuable to practitioners. It emphasizes the importance of being a good consumer of research and teaches the practitioner how to conduct research in practice. It includes many examples from the literature. Updates to the Second Edition include: more on qualitative research; a new chapter on statistical methods; a chapter on evidence based practice; new articles to draw on for examples; ACA ethical guidelines and expanded coverage on program evaluation; more on mixed methods.
`Aimed at those studying at Masters level... this is a concentrated and thorough read... The systematic and methodical approach to the description of research processes is excellent... In working with organizations, we have all become used to a culture of evaluation and accountability. This book gives us an opportunity to fill in some of the gaps in our training which commonly ignores both. The author invites us to become practitioner//scientists or researchers. We are asked to take some active responsibility for our methods of practice by evaluating evidence and therefore achieving maximum effectiveness - a stimulating challenge' - Counselling at Work This book focuses on the interpretation and evaluation of
Research is often an intimidating topic in a counselor training program. This text helps to alleviate students’ concerns while helping them learn what they need to know. It presents the most essential components of research and illustrates them with meaningful examples, enabling students to master each component. Recognizing that the profession of counseling has entered the age of accountability, Erford developed RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN COUNSELING to help educate counselors and future counselors about research and evaluation procedures so that their treatment of clients can be more effective and efficient. Organized into three topical sections, the second edition addresses the curricular requirements of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), providing the latest information on research, statistics, and evaluation procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Donna M. Mertens
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado
Author: Robert J. Wright
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Research Methods for Counseling: An Introduction provides a rich, culturally sensitive presentation of current research techniques in counseling. Author Robert J. Wright introduces the theory and research involved in research design, measurement, and assessment with an appealingly clear writing style. He addresses ways to meet the requirements of providing the data needed to facilitate evidence-based therapy and interventions with clients, and also explains methods for the evaluation of counseling programs and practices. This comprehensive resource covers a broad range of research methods topics including qualitative research, action research, quantitative research including, sampling and probability, and probability-based hypothesis testing. Coverage of both action research and mixed methods research designs are also included.
Author: Donald Ary
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
A classic in the field, INTRODUCTION TO METHODS IN EDUCATION, 10th Edition, helps students master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others, and shows them how to plan and conduct original research. The text's strengths include a clear writing style, comprehensive topic coverage, well-chosen and effective examples that clarify complex concepts, and strong end-of-chapter exercises that expose students to intriguing research problems. This edition builds on the text's strengths of teaching students to become more competent consumers and producers of research, with expanded coverage of qualitative methods, action research, and indigenous research; and an up-to-date feature focusing on research issues in the public realm. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The overriding theme of Group Work: Processes and Applications is a focus on the specialized group work that counselors perform from a systemic perspective in a multicultural context. This text briefly covers traditional theoretical approaches, focusing more on the techniques and applications of the approaches, but the core of the text involves the systemic approach to group work: preparing group leaders to facilitate the systemic group process, from planning the group through the four stages of group work: forming and orienting, transition, working, and termination. The content is aligned with 2016 CACREP standards. Numerous other techniques, covered, are linked with specific theoretical orientations. PowerPoints and Instructor’s manual are available.
Author: Marc Brysbaert
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Looking for a book on stats that you can really understand? Worried about the maths? Basic Statistics for Psychologists takes a fresh and readable approach to statistics, combining: - Clear explanations of the key statistical concepts and tests used in psychology research - A thorough yet easy-to-follow presentation of the mathematics that gives you the tools you need for data analysis and research design - Chapter-by-chapter guidance for carrying out tests using SPSS - An easily navigable layout filled with learning features that help you check your understanding and avoid common pitfalls Using examples from psycholoigcal research to illustrate the essential concepts, this succinct and manageable book takes the fear out of maths and SPSS, and provides a firm foundation from which to build your knowledge of statistics. In addition, the companion website for Basic Statistics for Psychologists includes multiple choice questions, a guide to carrying out the statistical tests in the book using Microsoft Excel, and a wealth of extra resources for psychology students, including links for further reading online. Marc Brysbaert is currently Research Professor of Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium, and was until recently Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, where he taught both statistics and research methods and developed this textbook. Visit the companion website www.palgrave.com/psychology/brysbaert to find a wealth of extra resources for students and instructors, including lecturer notes and slides, Microsoft Excel datasets and links for further reading online
Author: Robert G. Hadley
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Political Science
This thorough book offers a comprehensive approach to research methodology for counselor education or counseling psychology students. Its coverage of program evaluation and the many examples and exercises included make the book both immediately applicable to real-life counseling settings. Offering a specialized focus on counseling research, the book illustrates how distinct this type of research is from other areas of reserach in behavorial science, and is used broadly to include school, career, employee assistance, and rehabilitation counseling.
Author: Bruce B. Frey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2018-01-29
In an era of curricular changes and experiments and high-stakes testing, educational measurement and evaluation is more important than ever. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of traditional theories and methods, other entries discuss important sociopolitical issues and trends influencing the future of that research and practice. Textbooks, handbooks, monographs and other publications focus on various aspects of educational research, measurement and evaluation, but to date, there exists no major reference guide for students new to the field. This comprehensive work fills that gap, covering traditional areas while pointing the way to future developments. Features: Nearly 700 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes and available in choice of electronic and/or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of education research, measurement, and evaluation to more easily locate directly related entries. (For instance, sample themes include Data, Evaluation, Measurement Concepts & Issues, Research, Sociopolitical Issues, Standards.) Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross References to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References will combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.
This is the definitive guide to counselling adolescents. Now in its fourth edition, this bestseller has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group. New to the fourth edition: - A new chapter on the contemporary context of adolescence, exploring the challenges, opportunities and influences facing young people today. - A new chapter on the use of technology when counselling young people - Useful links to relevant online resources at the end of each chapter - Updates to all chapters reflecting more recent understanding, research and literature - Additional case studies to help trainees apply theory and strategies to practice A multi-disciplinary book which recognises that a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills, it uses case studies and examples to demonstrate this in a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Counseling and Educational Research, Evaluation and Application. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
This highly readable text demystifies the qualitative research process—and helps readers conceptualize their own studies—by organizing the different research paradigms and traditions into coherent clusters. Real-world examples and firsthand perspectives illustrate the research process; instructive exercises and activities build on each other so readers can develop their own proposals or reports as they work through the book. Provided are strategies for selecting a research topic, entering and exiting sites, and navigating the complexities of ethical issues and the researcher's role. Readers learn how to use a range of data collection methods—including observational strategies, interviewing, focus groups, e-mail and chat rooms, and arts-based media—and to manage, analyze, and report the resulting data. Useful pedagogical features include:*In-class and field activities to apply qualitative concepts.*Discussion questions, proposal development exercises, and reflexive journal activities.*Exemplary qualitative studies and two sample proposals.*Cautionary notes, or "Wild Cards," about possible research pitfalls.*Tables that summarize concepts and present helpful tips.