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Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Third Edition
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January 2015 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
From leading researcher and bestselling author, John McLeod, this full revised and updated edition of Doing Counselling Research remains the most accessible, 'how to' guide to undertaking a successful research project. As an introduction to the basic principles of research theory and practice, this new edition includes:

" New content on IPA, discourse analysis and narrative research

" New chapters on doing case study research and outcome studies

" A guide to doing research into the client's experience

" New information on doing research into counselling skills, embedded counselling and counsellor training

" Updated details on the requirements of ethics committees

" A guide to publishing and disseminating your research findings

" All you need to know about statistics

Supported by many case examples, therapeutic dialogue and points for reflection, this highly practical and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Basic Principles
Reading the Literature: Placing Research in Context
Developing Your Research Question
The Research Proposal
Ethical Responsability
Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of a Research Study
Using Quantitative Methods
Using Qualitative Methods
Basic Research Tools
Carrying Out a Publishable Literature Review
Using Qualitative Interviews to Explore the Experience of Therapy
Evaluating Outcome: Practice-based Research
Carrying Out a Systematic Case Study
Using Personal Experience as a Basis for Research
Disseminating the Findings of your Research Study
Buinding on Basic Research Competence: Further Possibilities

A good introductory guide for trainee counsellors who are new to research concepts.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
February 5, 2015

Some good chapters e.g. ethical responsibility; literature review but qualitative and quantitative methods not given sufficient attention.

Dr Fiona McSweeney
Social Science , Dublin Institute of Technology
January 26, 2015

good for quick reference and also for step by step guidance for students conducting research projects.

Ms Tapo Chimbganda
Children, Young People and Families, Leeds Trinity University
January 21, 2015

Excellent text book with resources.

Mr Maninder Bains
Counselor Education , Walden The Roots
January 13, 2015

An excellent resource for the research module of the level 4 programme

Mrs Julie K Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
January 5, 2015