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Doing Coaching Research

Doing Coaching Research

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October 2020 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is your student guide to research in the field of coaching. It answers your questions about doing research and explores the challenges and opportunities presented by different ways of doing research specifically in coaching. An ideal introduction for trainees and practitioners looking to understand the what, the why, and the how of coaching research.     

Part I – Introduction to coaching research
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Peter Jackson
Chapter 2 – Theoretical foundations of research
Elaine Cox
Chapter 3 – Designing your research project
Part II – Research strategies
Teresa Carmichael and Natalie Cunningham
Chapter 4 – Grounded theory
Tatiana Bachkirova, Alison Rose and Roger Noon
Chapter 5 – Phenomenological approaches
Juliette Koning and Liam Moore
Chapter 6 – Autoethnography
Christine Davies and Annette Fillery-Travis
Chapter 7 – Quantitative and statistical approaches
Andrea D. Ellinger and Rochell R. McWhorter
Chapter 8 – Case study research
Elaine Cox, Hany Shoukry and Janice Cook
Chapter 9 – Action research
Part III – The impact of research
Elaine Cox and Peter Jackson
Chapter 10 – The experience of research
Peter Jackson and Elaine Cox
Chapter 11 – The dissemination and implementation of research-based coaching knowledge

The authors skillfully break down and map the various paradigms and their associated ontological and epistemological positions. They address the complexities of seemingly conflicting or overlapping concepts, principles and terminology and present this in a logical, coherent manner mapped using comparison tables.

Tia Moin
International Coaching Psychology Review

This wonderful, down-to-earth book digs into the personal experiences of supervisors with their postgraduate students conducting their research in the fields of business and executive coaching. Having said that, the priciples of the various research methods are so well presented in a practical way that the text will have appeal and application beyond the contextual boundaries described.

Professor Teresa Carmichael
Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand
February 13, 2021