The book is very well structured and it could be used by a wide audience, at different levels of experience and expertise.
Practice-based research is not well understood in the general social science research literature and this text will make a distinct contribution.
The real strength of the book lies in its evident grounding in ongoing and current research practice, frequently quoting from, or giving live examples of, students’ work, such as the personal impact of going through a professional complaint or evaluating a voluntary sector agency providing school-based therapy. Hence the chapter on formulating a research question, often the key struggle for beginning researchers, gives a range of real-life examples which will be valuable to most readers.
Like Bager-Charleson, I come from a position that holds that all practitioners are knowledge creators, that every counselling session is potentially a source of new and important knowledge. However, as this book recognises, the professions of counselling and psychotherapy have struggled with finding methods of research that generate new ????knowledge to inform a developing profession while honouring its deeply subjective dimensions.
This is one of the best textbooks I have read which explains the reflexive process in research. I have recommended it to my final year qualitative research students.
this text is invaluable in scaffolding the research activity of students who are attempting to structure critical inquiry into their own practice.
Highly appropriate for students learning about and developing approaches to practice-based research.
A dynamic and stimulating book, which encourages practising therapists and trainees to reflect on and draw upon their own practice. Case studies and activities throughout the book make this an energetic exploration and help to dispel fears and phobias around research! The focus on the self-awareness of the individual practitioner and the stories cited help us to understand the relevance of research to ourselves.
This book provides an excellent introduction to counselling research. The book is suitable for Foundation Degree and BSc level study. It covers all the essential subjects of doing counselling research
This will be a helpful resources for students in MA year
This book has proved to be a very good resource for our students who are following CAMS
A great addition to the growing literature on counselling research; supporting the profession as it gets to grips with the need for evidence-based practice.
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