Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods eBook, 2nd Edition

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Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods eBook, 2nd Edition

By Carl J. Sheperis, J. Scott Young, M. Harry Daniels
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For courses in Research in Counseling.


The text introduces reader to the basics of how to do research—from formulating a problem, doing a literature review, selecting a design, collecting and analyzing data, through reporting results. It also provides readers with the information they need to become intelligent consumers of published research. Covering a broad range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs, as well as action research and program evaluation, the text presents the most common types of research used in the field of counseling.

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Dr. Carl J. Sheperis, PhD, NCC, LPC, ACS, is chair of the Counseling and Special Populations Department at Lamar University. He has more than 25 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders and psychopathology in infancy and childhood. Dr. Sheperis teaches graduate courses in assessment, research, and statistics. Dr. Sheperis has received numerous awards for his work. He is the author of several textbooks on mental health counseling, assessment, child and adolescent issues, online counselor education, and violence prevention. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Board for Certified Counselors.


J. Scott Young is the chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Young believes that to be an effective educator of counselors one must also be an effective practitioner. Subsequently he has been a practicing counselor and clinical supervisor for over 20 years. Dr. Young is interested in understanding the processes people use to make meaning of their lives and in particular the role that spirituality and religion play in the practice of effective counseling. To this end, he has published numerous articles related to the interface of counseling and spirituality and is the coauthor of Spirituality and Religion in Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice.


Dr. M. Harry Daniels is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Florida. Dr. Daniels uses the scientist-practitioner model as a guide, believing that counselor educators need to be skilled in both domains. Within this framework, he is interested in knowing how people construct their reality, particularly through the use of imaginative language, and the strategies that they use to regulate their emotional responses to life events. Dr. Daniels is specifically interested in the strategies parents and teachers use to influence children’s emotion regulation abilities.

  • Concrete and detailed guidelines throughout the text on how to conduct various research tasks like narrowing a research topic, reviewing the literature, and coding qualitative data. 
  • A wealth of examples from real research projects and reports help novice researches see what concepts look like in practice.
  • Exercises embedded in chapters and review and discussion questions at the ends of chapters help students apply and process more deeply what they have learned in the chapter. 
  • A complete research paper is included in Appendix B and provides an example of a finished product. 
  • Includes extensive coverage of ethics in research, including a stand-alone chapter on ethics and the Research Section of the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics. 
Table of contents
  • PART 1 An Introduction to Research in Counseling
  • Chapter 1 Contemporary Issues in Counseling Research
  • Chapter 2 Ethical Consideration in the Practice of Research
  • Chapter 3 Reviewing the Literature
  • Chapter 4 Methodological Issues
  • Chapter 5 Basic Statistical Concepts and Descriptive Statistics
  • PART 2 Quantitative Research Designs
  • Chapter 6 Experimental Designs
  • Chapter 7 Predictive Designs
  • Chapter 8 Single-Case Research Designs
  • PART 3 Qualitative Research Designs and Program Evaluation
  • Chapter 9 Case Study Research
  • Chapter 10 Grounded Theory Methodology
  • Chapter 11 Phenomenological Designs: The Philosophy of Phenomenological Research
  • Chapter 12 Narrative Research: Interpreting Lived Experience
  • PART 4 Survey, Mixed Designs, and Action Research
  • Chapter 13 An Overview of Survey Research
  • Chapter 14 Mixed Methods Designs
  • Chapter 15 Action Research
  • PART 5 Data Analyses and Presentation of Findings
  • Chapter 16 Program Evaluation
  • Chapter 17 Data Management and Data Analysis Software
  • Chapter 18 Developing a Research Report
  • Appendix A Preamble and Research Section of the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics 2014
  • Appendix B Sample Research Paper