Introduction to research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation, including the importance of research in advancing the counseling profession; research methods such as qualitative, quantitative, single-case designs, action research, and outcome-based research; statistical methods used in conducting research and program evaluation; principles, models, and applications of needs assessment, program evaluation, and the use of findings to effect program modifications; the use of research to inform evidence-based practice; and ethical and culturally relevant strategies for interpreting and reporting the results of research and/or program evaluation studies.
Instructor: Deirdre Rogers Ph.D.
Class meetings: Mondays 8:30 pm ET
Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. 2008. The Craft of Research. Third Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Creswell, John. 2013. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. 4th Edition. Sage Publishers
This is a required course for ALL M.Div. students.