Counseling Research: A Practitioner-Scholar Approach

Counseling Research: A Practitioner-Scholar Approach

by Richard S. Balkin, David M. Kleist

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This introductory text for counselors-in-training and emerging researchers focuses on research methodology, design, measurement, and evaluation. Richard Balkin and David Kleist explain the primary research methods used in counseling while emphasizing the importance of ethics and multicultural issues, demonstrating a professional counselor identity within the framework of research, and outlining the specific approaches used to inform counseling practice.

The book contains four parts: The Essence of Research in the Counseling Profession, Quantitative Research Designs, Qualitative Research Designs, and Practice-Based Research. Key features include case examples that bridge the technicalities of research and the realities of practice; strategies for designing research; guidelines for counselors considering topics for a thesis, a dissertation, or the development of an initial study; examples of current counseling research articles; and suggested activities to enhance understanding of the material in each chapter and facilitate classroom discussion.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119375425
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/20/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 696,289
File size: 999 KB

About the Author

Richard S. Balkin, PhD, is a professor and doctoral program coordinator at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky and the editor of the Journal of Counseling&Development.

David M. Kleist, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

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