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Enjoying Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research

Editors: Bager-Charleson, Sofie, McBeath, Alistair (Eds.)

This textbook provides a guide to the development of a rigorous and creative research-supported practice for students, practitioners, and researchers in counselling and psychotherapy. With an emphasis on critical thinking and “research mindedness”, it introduces practical research skills and links them to self-awareness and critical reflection. 

Learning how to creatively and effectively use oneself in the treatment process is an essential component in therapy training and this level of self-awareness has long been a neglected area in research – until now. With examples ranging from private therapeutic practice to psychiatric related research, each chapter combines ‘how-to-do-it’ advice with illustrative real-life examples. The authors outline the use of a broad range of research methods, embracing Arts- as well as RCT-based research, and covering qualitative, quantitative, pluralistic and mixed methods approaches. 
Whether you are engaging with research for the first time or already developing your own research projects, if you are a student at diploma level or taking a Postgraduate research course for counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychotherapists, this is essential reading for anyone looking for a book that combines self-awareness with analytical and practical skills.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Introduction: Considering Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research

Pages 1-12, McBeath, Alistair (et al.)

Doing Qualitative Research

Pages 13-35, Bager-Charleson, Sofie

Doing Phenomenological Research. Dwelling with the Mystery

Pages 37-50, King, Rupert

Doing Qualitative Research with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Pages 51-69, Barton, John

Becoming a Narrative Inquirer

Pages 71-93. Etherington, Kim

Doing Constructivist Grounded Theory Research

Pages 95-114. Langley, Elvis

Ethical Research? Examining Knotty, Moment-to-Moment Challenges Throughout the Research Process

Pages 115-135. Finlay, Linda

Doing Qualitatively Driven Mixed Methods and Pluralistic Qualitative Research

Pages 137-160. Frost, Nollaig (et al.)

Doing Quantitative Research with Statistics

Pages 161-173, McBeath, Alistair

Doing Quantitative Research with a Survey

Pages 175-193, McBeath, Alistair

Doing Quantitative Research with Outcome Measures

Pages 195-212, Duncan, Charlie (et al.)

Doing Mixed Methods Research. Combining Outcome Measures with Interviews

Pages 213-238, Priest, Alan

Understanding Randomized Control Trial Design in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Pages 239-264, Stafford, Megan R.

Navigating the Landscape of ‘Evidence’ in Research

Pages 265-278, Broglia, Emma (et al.)

Bager-Charleson, S. & McBeath, A.G. eds (2020) Enjoying Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research. London: Palgrave MacMillan. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-55127-8

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