Research and Program Evaluation

This course is an introduction to the field of research methods and program evaluation as they apply to counseling psychology and psychotherapy. Topics include philosophical issues in research, including the importance of research, and opportunities and difficulties of conducting research in the counseling field. Research methods including qualitative, quantitative, single-case, action, and outcome-based are surveyed. Principles, models, and applications of needs assessment, program evaluation, and use of findings to affect program modification are discussed. Technology, statistical methods, ethics and legal concerns, result reporting, and diversity are also topics of importance.
Course Number: CNST710
Units: 3.0