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Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application

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The Second Edition of Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application emphasizes the importance of being a good consumer of research and teaches the practitioner how to conduct research in practice. Author Rick Houser uses concrete examples from the professional literature to demonstrate how to effectively evaluate and interpret research articles. In order to give the reader a chance to see the evaluation of an article from beginning to end, this new edition uses several articles throughout the book to illustrate the methods of evaluation and interpretation rather than using different articles for each segment of an article.

New to the Second Edition

  • Offers more material on qualitative research
  • Includes a new chapter on statistical methods
  • Provides a new chapter on mixed methods
  • Incorporates a new chapter on searching articles in professional journals and searching various online databases
  • Summarizes recent developments through a new chapter on evidence-based research
  • Presents new articles to draw on for examples
  • Gives ACA ethical guidelines and expanded coverage on program evaluation

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This book is specifically written for introductory courses in research methods at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of counseling, social work, education, and psychology.

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Rick Houser is currently Professor and Department Head in Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling at The University of Alabama. He has been Associate Dean in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Also, he was a professor and department chair for several years at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Rick Houser has taught graduate-level research courses for more than 25 years. He received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in rehabilitation counseling with a minor in research methodology. He conducts research in ethical decision making, stress and coping, educational neuroscience, and neuroscience and counseling.

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Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword Preface Acknowledgments PART I: INTRODUCTION TO THE RESEARCH PROCESS Ch 1. Science and the Research Process Definitions of Science and Research Practitioner-Scientist Assumptions About Science and Research Relevance of Using and Applying Skills in Evaluating Research Steps in the Scientific Process Purpose and Overview of the Text Ch 2. Searching Articles in Professional Journals and Online Databases Database Searches Electronic Journals Search Engines Plagiarism Summary Ch 3. Basics of Statistical Methods Measurement Scales Common Statistical Definitions Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Nonparametric Statistics Summary Ch 4. Quantitative Research and Research Designs Types of Variables Research Designs True Experimental Designs Quasi-Experimental Designs Pre-Experimental Designs Descriptive Designs Summary Ch 5. Qualitative Research Methods Advantages and Disadvantages of Qualitative Research Units of Data Collection Traditions or Paradigms in Conducting Qualitative Research Case Study Approach Ethnographic Grounded Theory Phenomenological Historical Summary Ch 6. Mixed Methods Research History of Mixed Methods Research Triangulation Mixed Research Models Research Study Examples of Mixed Methods Summary Ch 7. Evidence-Based Research Methods Definitions of Evidence-Based Practice Steps in Evidence-Based Practice Principles of Evidence-Based Practice Criticisms of Evidence-Based Practice Examples of Evidence-Based Practice Summary Ch 8. Ethics and Research Ethical Principles and Guidelines Guidelines for Evaluating the Research Literature Evaluation of Research Presented in the Professional Literature Tuskegee Syphilis Study Milgram Study Other Studies Summary PART II: EVALUATING ARTICLES IN THE PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE Ch 9. Evaluating the Literature Review Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating Research Evaluation of Examples From the Research Literature Summary Ch 10. Evaluating the Purpose Statement and Hypotheses Guidelines and Questions for Evaluationg the Purpose Statement Evaluation of Examples From the Research Literature Summary Quantitative Research Hypotheses Indirect Proof: An Orientation to the Scientific Approach Types of Hypotheses Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating Hypotheses Evaluation of Examples From the Research Literature Evaluating a Hypothesis in Qualitative Research Methods Summary Ch 11. Evaluating the Methods Section--Sampling Methods Sampling Methods Used in Quantitative Research Sample Size Sampling Methods in Qualitative Research Sampling Errors and Sampling Bias Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Methods Section Sample Evaluating Examples From the Research Literature Summary Ch 12. Evaluating the Methods Section--Procedures Description of Study Variables Random Assignment Threats to Internal Validity Threats to External Validity Evaluation of Examples From the Research Literature Summary Ch 13. Evaluating the Methods Section--Instruments Standardization of Instruments Culture, Gender, and Diversity Bias Reliability of Instruments Validity of Instruments Approaches to Measuring the Dependent Variable Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Instruments--Quantitative Research Evaluating Examples From the Research Literature--Quantitative Research Guidelines and Questions for Evaluating the Instruments--Qualitative Research Summary Ch 14. Evaluating the Results Section Part I: Quantitative Research Results Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Summary Guidelines for Evaluating the Results Section--Quantitative Research Evaluating Examples From the Research Literature--Quantitative Research Part II: Evaluating the Results Section--Qualitative Research Summary Guidelines for Evaluating the Results Section--Qualitative Research Evaluating an Example From the Results Section--Qualitative Research Ch 15. Evaluating the Discussion Section Guidelines for Evaluating the Discussion Section. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1412956617

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