Research Design and Methodology

Kristin N. Rivers, Ph.D.

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. APA style is required in papers.

Instructor: Kristin N. Rivers, Ph.D.
Class Meetings: Thursdays 4 PM ET
Required Texts:
Creswell, John W. 2013. Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. 4th edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
American Psychological Association. 2009. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association
Prerequisites: none
Fulfills: This is a required course for all students in Pastoral Counseling and Chaplaincy and is equivalent to T5940. It counts as an Area II course for students in MAL.
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