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Counseling: Research Methods in Counseling

EDCO 394 OL1 (CRN: 60034)

3 Credit Hours

About EDCO 394 OL1

Research into Practice is primarily concerned with providing students w/opportunities to increase their understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation including all of the following content areas: 1) the importance of research opportunities and difficulties in conducting research in the counseling profession (CACREP Standard 8b), 2) research methods such as qualitative, quantitative, single case design, action research, and outcome-based research (CACREP Standard 8b), 3) use of research to improve counseling effectiveness (CACREP standard 8e), 4) legal and ethical considerations involved in conducting research (CACREP Standard 8f).


Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2019; This section has registration restrictions; Must be enrolled in the following major: CNSL (Counseling); Otherwise, you may request from instructor an electronic override in order to register Contact for info.

Section Description

This course is designed for counseling students to develop the skills of being critical consumers of research epistemology, methods, qualitative and statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation. This fully online course has been structured according to the curriculum standards as determined by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Section Expectation

1. To be able to critically evaluate the published research in the fields of clinical mental health counseling and professional school counseling 2. To identify research in the counseling literature that decenters social privilege and promotes greater equity for historically marginalized groups. 3. To develop a knowledge and appropriate application of ethical standards and guidelines in counseling related research.


Your grade for this course will be based on the following items:  Discussion Board 30 points  Ten Learning Module Tests 100 points (10 pts each) Total points possible 130




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