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Practitioner Research in Counselling



August 1999 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is a practical guide to carrying out research in counselling and the helping professions generally. It covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analyzing data and evaluating findings' - New Therapist

This practical, informative and encouraging guide to doing research in counselling and the helping professions generally has been written with practitioners firmly in mind.

The book is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction which covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analyzing data and evaluating findings. In addition, the author provides guidelines for accessing research information and resources. With an emphasis on the acquisition of research skills and their practical application to counselling issues, Practitioner Research in Counselling shows how research can be used in a meaningful way by all practitioners.

 
Introduction
 
The Nature of Practitioner Research in Counselling
 
Types of Research
 
What's the Question?
 
Using the Literature
 
Setting Up a Research Study
 
Gathering Data
 
Analyzing and Presenting Quantitative Data
 
Doing Qualitative Research
 
Evaluating Outcomes
 
Studying the Therapeutic Process
 
Practitioner Inquiry Groups
 
Getting into Print... and Other Ways of Getting the Message Across
 
Critical Reflexivity and the Reconstruction of Counselling

`This is a practical guide to carrying out research in counselling and the helping professions generally. It covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analysing data and evaluating findings' - New Therapist


This remains a thorough and practical text however the year of publication does need to be taken into account.

Mrs Della Austin
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
February 23, 2016

As with all John McLeod's books, an extremely interesting and useful text.

Mrs Janet Reeves
Adult & Continuing Education, University of Wales - Swansea
February 1, 2011

Once again John McLeod has written a book which can be useful at a number of levels. However I feel the appearance and layout of the book is now a bit dated, and more difficult to dip into than some more up to date volumes.

Mrs Margaret Booth
counselling dept, Cleveland & Redcar College
September 18, 2010

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