Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods, 3rd edition

  • Carl J. Sheperis, 
  • J Scott Young, 
  • M Harry Daniels

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Concrete and detailed guidelines introduce the basics of how to do research, from formulating a problem, to doing a literature review, selecting a design, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting results.
  • A wealth of examples from real research projects and reports helps training counselors see what concepts look like in practice.
  • Exercises embedded in chapters and review and discussion questions at the end of chapters help students apply and process what they have learned more deeply.
  • A complete research paper is included in Appendix B and provides an example of a finished product.
  • Includes extensive coverage of ethics in research, including a stand-alone chapter on ethics and the Research Section of the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics.

Published by Pearson (December 6th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137871346

Subject: Counseling

Category: Research in Counseling

Table of contents

PART 1: An Introduction to Research in Counseling

  1. Contemporary Issues in Counseling Research
  2. Ethical Consideration in the Practice of Research
  3. Reviewing the Literature
  4. Methodological Issues
  5. Basic Statistical Concepts and Descriptive Statistics

PART 2: Quantitative Research Designs

  1. Experimental Designs
  2. Predictive Designs
  3. Single-Case Research Designs

PART 3: Qualitative Research Designs and Program Evaluation

  1. Case Study Research
  2. Grounded Theory Methodology
  3. Phenomenological Designs: The Philosophy of Phenomenological Research
  4. Narrative Research: Interpreting Lived Experience

PART 4: Survey, Mixed Designs, and Action Research

  1. An Overview of Survey Research
  2. Mixed Methods Design
  3. Action Research

PART 5: Data Analyses and Presentation of Findings

  1. Program Evaluation
  2. Data Management and Data Analysis Software
  3. Developing a Research Report


  1. Preamble and Research Section of the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics 2014
  2. Sample Research Paper

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