Doing Counselling ResearchPaperback
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- Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 228 pages
- Dimensions: 168mm x 250mm x 16mm | 422g
- Publication date: 2 June 2003
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0761941088
- ISBN 13: 9780761941088
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Sales rank: 43,287
'This is a great starting point for anyone studying or interested in counselling research. I would thoroughly recommend the Second Edition of this book' - Terry Hanley, "Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal". "Doing Counselling Research, Second Edition" is a practical and accessible introduction to the research process within counselling and psychotherapy. Written both as a guide to carrying out research, and to using existing findings to inform practice, it provides essential information for all trainees and practitioners.John McLeod guides the reader through the principles and practice of undertaking a successful research project, explaining how to: review the literature; select appropriate methods (qualitative and quantitative); collect data; design and implement an effective study plan; and, evaluate findings. Taking account of developments in research methods, the book has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on evidence-based practice and practitioner research. Research literacy is now within the skillset of all counsellors and psychotherapists and, as a practical introduction to the subject, "Doing Counselling Research" will be indispensable to trainees and practitioners alike.
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John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee. He is committed to promoting the relevance of research as a means of informing therapy practice and improving the quality of services that are available to clients. His enthusiastic search for finding ways to make research interesting and accessible for practitioners has resulted in a teaching award from the students at his own university and an award for exceptional contribution to research from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. His writing has influenced a generation of trainees in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, and his books are widely adopted on training programmes across the world.
'This is a book I would recommend to any course which deals with research... up to date and sophisticated, a good guide for the student' - Self & Society
Table of contents
Doing Counselling Research Reading the Literature Placing Research in Context The Research Process Stages, Tasks and Traps Using Quantitative Methods Test, Rating Scales and Survey Questionnaires Listening to Stories about Therapy From Qualitative Research to Human Science Systematic Inquiry into Individual Cases Does It Work? Evaluating the Outcomes of Counselling Exploring the Interior of Therapy Method and Strategy in Process Research An Ethical Framework for Research Practice Critical Issues in Counselling Research