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Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Third Edition
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December 2014 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

From leading researcher and bestselling author, John McLeod, this substantially rewritten and restructured third edition is the most accessible and comprehensive 'how to' guide on conducting a successful research project in counselling and psychotherapy. Taking you step-by-step through the research process, this new edition includes:

 

  • A list of 9 basic principles for doing meaningful and practically useful research
  • Chapters on basic research skills: developing a research question, critically evaluating research studies, compiling a research proposal, using qualitative and quantitative methods, and fulfilling the requirements of ethics committees
  • Chapters on 5 main types of research product that can be accomplished by novice researchers: qualitative interview studies, systematic case studies, practice-based outcome research, autoethnographic inquiry, and publishable literature reviews
  • Guidance on how to get your work published.

 

Supported by a companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/mcleod) offering relevant journal articles, sample ethical consent forms, links to open access research tools and more, this is an indispensable resource for any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.

John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee.

 

 
Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Basic Principles
 
Reading the Literature: Placing Research in Context
 
Developing Your Research Question
 
The Research Proposal
 
Ethical Responsability
 
Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of a Research Study
 
Using Quantitative Methods
 
Using Qualitative Methods
 
Basic Research Tools
 
Carrying Out a Publishable Literature Review
 
Using Qualitative Interviews to Explore the Experience of Therapy
 
Evaluating Outcome: Practice-based Research
 
Carrying Out a Systematic Case Study
 
Using Personal Experience as a Basis for Research
 
Disseminating the Findings of your Research Study
 
Buinding on Basic Research Competence: Further Possibilities

A good introductory guide for trainee counsellors who are new to research concepts.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
February 5, 2015

Some good chapters e.g. ethical responsibility; literature review but qualitative and quantitative methods not given sufficient attention.

Dr Fiona McSweeney
Social Science , Dublin Institute of Technology
January 26, 2015

good for quick reference and also for step by step guidance for students conducting research projects.

Ms Tapo Chimbganda
Children, Young People and Families, Leeds Trinity University
January 21, 2015

Excellent text book with resources.

Mr Maninder Bains
Counselor Education , Walden The Roots
January 13, 2015

An excellent resource for the research module of the level 4 programme

Mrs Julie K Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
January 5, 2015
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