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Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy
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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
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