Counseling and Educational Research

Evaluation and Application

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Author: Rick A. Houser

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324435

Category: Education

Page: 368

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The Third Edition of Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application emphasizes the importance of being a good consumer of research and teaches readers how to conduct research in practice. Written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book uses concrete examples from professional literature to demonstrate how to effectively evaluate and interpret research articles—without relying on discipline-specific jargon. The Third Edition features new examples, updated research, a new chapter on single-subject research, a new chapter on the use of technology and research, and much more.

Counseling and Educational Research

Evaluation and Application

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Author: Rick Houser

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761907404

Category: Education

Page: 266

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`Aimed at those studying at Masters level... this is a concentrated and thorough read... The systematic and methodical approach to the description of research processes is excellent... In working with organizations, we have all become used to a culture of evaluation and accountability. This book gives us an opportunity to fill in some of the gaps in our training which commonly ignores both. The author invites us to become practitioner//scientists or researchers. We are asked to take some active responsibility for our methods of practice by evaluating evidence and therefore achieving maximum effectiveness - a stimulating challenge' - Counselling at Work This book focuses on the interpretation and evaluation of

Counseling and Educational Research, Evaluation and Application

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497016940

Category: Education

Page: 36

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Counseling and Educational Research, Evaluation and Application. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

e-Study Guide for: Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application by Rick A. Houser, ISBN 9781412956611

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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467261351

Category: Education

Page: 12

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Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

Designing and Leading Comprehensive School Counseling Programs

Promoting Student Competence and Meeting Student Needs

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Author: Duane Brown,Jerry Trusty

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534637248

Category: Education

Page: 482

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Learn to effectively organize and evaluate school counseling programs with DESIGNING AND LEADING COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMS! Based on the guidelines from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), National Consortium of State Guidance Leadership, and other highly recognized organizations, this counseling text focuses needed attention on the school counselorsa role in leadership and advocacy. Each chapter ends with reviews, questions, assignments, and cases that reinforce the concepts presented in the text.

Evaluation and Educational Technology

A Selected Bibliography

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Author: Robert D. Tennyson,Ronald O. Anderson

Publisher: Educational Technology

ISBN: 9780877782285

Category: Reference

Page: 130

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This text has been developed over four editions with one aim: to make the subject of economics exciting, relevant and as clear to understand as possible.

The Counselor and the Group, Fourth Edition

Integrating Theory, Training, and Practice

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Author: James P. Trotzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135434123

Category: Psychology

Page: 616

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This new, more streamlined version of the 1999 third edition brings the existing materials and references up to date and omits information now readily available online and elsewhere. The book is aimed at training group workers at the Masters level and may be used as a hands-on text for group practitioners who are in the early stages of their group practice and/or who want a resource that provides a structured problem solving approach to group work. The book also features a specialty section on the topic of organizing and conducting crisis intervention groups using the model developed by Trotze.

Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications

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Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam,Chris L. S. Coryn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118870220

Category: Education

Page: 800

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The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, andApplications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfectfor classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluationreference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation fieldand program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the mostwidely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs andthe inclusion of the latest literature from the field, thisSecond Edition is an essential update for professionals andstudents who want to stay current. Understanding and choosingevaluation approaches is critical to many professions, andEvaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Editionis the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widelyconsidered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition,transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumerfeedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, andApplications, Second Edition facilitates the process ofplanning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. Thehighlighted evaluation approaches include: Experimental and quasi-experimental design evaluations Daniel L. Stufflebeam's CIPP Model Michael Scriven's Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Michael Patton's Utilization-Focused Evaluation Robert Stake's Responsive/Stakeholder-Centered Evaluation Case Study Evaluation Key readings listed at the end of each chapter direct readers tothe most important references for each topic. Learning objectives,review questions, student exercises, and instructor supportmaterials complete the collection of tools. Choosing fromevaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, butEvaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Editionupdates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research,making this complex field accessible in just one book.

Assessment for Counselors

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Author: Bradley Erford

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 084002861X

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Erford’s book presents a broad overview of basic issues in psychological and educational assessment. The book familiarizes students with the essentials of testing, covering such concepts as ethical, legal, and diversity issues; reliability, validity, and test construction; and the pertinent tests needed by professional counselors to conduct thorough and effective assessments. Erford’s guidance on basic procedures such as test selection, as well as the book’s examples and applications relevant to a range of practices and clientele, help students learn how and when to use the correct assessment tools with diverse clients. In addition, the author and other contributors focus on the importance of counselor identity and the essentials of this complex field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2013

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Author: Şefika Şule Erçetin,Santo Banerjee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319097105

Category: Science

Page: 566

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These proceedings from the 2013 symposium on "Chaos, complexity and leadership" reflect current research results from all branches of Chaos, Complex Systems and their applications in Management. Included are the diverse results in the fields of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations, as well as theoretical achievements of Chaos and Complex Systems. Also highlighted are Leadership and Management applications of Chaos and Complexity Theory.

Evidence Based Counselling and Psychological Therapies

Research and Applications

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Author: Nancy Rowland,Stephen Goss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134628226

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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Evidence-Based Counselling and Psychological Therapies assesses the impact of the international drive towards evidence-based health care on NHS policy and the provision of the psychological services in the NHS. An outstanding range of contributors provide an overview of evidence-based health care and the research methods that underpin it, demonstrating its effect on policy, provision, practitioners and patients. Their thought-provoking chapters look at a variety of relevant issues including: * generating and implementing evidence * cost-effectiveness issues * practical guidelines * practitioner research Evidence-Based Counselling and Psychological Therapies is essential for mental health professionals and trainees concerned with this movement which is having, and will continue to have a huge impact on the purchasing, provision and practice of health care.

Language and Narratives in Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Author: Scott T. Meier, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108970

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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"This is a useful book with carefully condensed material that will be useful to beginning counselors and other helping professionals. It takes a large and complex literature base and shakes it down to some core useful concepts that will whet the beginning student's appetite." Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD Professor/Chair, Department of Counselor Education , University of Montana Narrative and language-based therapies help clients to see their presenting problems as separate from themselves through the assumption that they have many skills and competencies that will enable them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. This highly accessible, step-by-step guide to incorporating principles of narrative and language-based approaches to therapy into practice demystifies these techniques for therapists and counselors in training. Illustrated with concrete examples and findings from empirical research, the text helps readers to understand the importance of language and narrative in the therapeutic alliance and to apply language- and narrative-based principles in counseling and psychotherapy. In a concise, straightforward format designed to facilitate student learning, each chapter describes a set of related principles and practices that encompasses counselor/student dialogues, in-depth discussion of each principle, the empirical bases for these principles and practices, and student assignments that foster additional learning. The book also discusses the theoretical and philosophical foundation of narrative therapies including developments in emotion science and word use research and their translation to counseling practice. Key Features: Provides step-by-step techniques for putting the principles of narrative and language-based therapies into practice Demystifies narrative and language-based approaches to therapy for therapists and counselors in trainingPresents concepts in the format of essential guidelines, building from basic ideas to more complex and advanced principles Includes empirical research to demonstrate validity of the principles of narrative and language-based therapies Contains counselor/student dialogues and assignments to foster additional learning

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Research and Application

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Author: Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141295830X

Category: Psychology

Page: 555

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While students most often associate forensic psychology with criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murder, the Second Edition of Introduction to Forensic Psychology covers the many others areas where psychology has played a significant role in providing research knowledge to the civil and criminal justice systems. Practical applications and case law are discussed along with a summary of contemporary research and practice across a broad spectrum of topics. New to the Second Edition: - More contemporary developmental and biological material in criminal behaviour sections - Includes more on the relationship between mental disorders and crime and violence. - More examples throughout the text, with a case at the beginning of each chapter - Now covers topics such as: the death penalty, restorative justice, civil forensic issues, arson and typologies of juvenile firesetters, and eyewitness identification and discrimination - New learning objectives at beginning of each chapter, review questions at the ends of each chapter, a list of key concepts defined, chapter summaries, boxes - More visually appealing with 2-colour page design: improved design of figures and tables.

The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

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Author: Elizabeth Vera

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195396421

Category: Psychology

Page: 542

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The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology presents a lifespan approach to prevention that emphasizes strengths of individuals and communities, integrates multicultural and social justice perspectives, and includes best practices in the prevention of a variety of psychological problems in particular populations.

Ethics and Law for School Psychologists

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Author: Susan Jacob,Dawn M. Decker,Timothy S. Hartshorne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470910894

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The definitive text—completely revised—on the professional and legal standards of school psychology Fully revised and now in its sixth edition, the single best source of authoritative information on the ethical and legal issues associated with school psychological practice includes the most up-to-date standards and requirements of the profession. Citing recent legal rulings and publications as well as historical references, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists provides the most comprehensive foundation for scholarship in this area. A key reference for understanding and delivering ethically and legally sound services, the text combines the expertise of three leading professionals at the forefront of the field. Completely updated to reflect the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) revised 2010 Principles for Professional Ethics, the new edition of this classic text also addresses the final regulations in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, the Sixth Edition features: New material on the management of sensitive, private student information and a revised section on privileged communication Broader coverage of ethical-legal issues in school-based intervention, including a new section on interventions in the general education classroom The latest research and professional literature related to ethics and law in school psychology Covering the ethical and legal issues that impact every school psychologist, and with numerous pedagogical features including case vignettes, end-of-chapter questions, and topics for discussion, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists, Sixth Edition is well suited for graduate students in school psychology and is a must-have resource for all practicing school psychologists, educators, and school administrators.

Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms

Opportunities and Challenges

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Author: Jay Blanchard,James Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317786955

Category: Computers

Page: 196

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Make sure your students get the most from their online learning experiences Even though nearly every K-12 public school in the United States has broadband Internet access, the Web’s vast potential as a teaching and learning tool has still not been realized. Web-based learning opportunities have been expensive, slow to develop, and time-consuming to implement, despite pressure on schools to adopt technology solutions that will cure their educational ills. Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms: Opportunities and Challenges chronicles the up and downs of online learning and offers unique insights into its future, providing a comprehensive, curriculum-wide treatment of K-12 content areas (reading, science, mathematics, social studies), special education, counseling, virtual schools, exemplary schools, implementation issues, and educational Web sites. The Internet represents a powerful, complex set of technologies that offers your students access to unlimited knowledge—but that access doesn’t replace the human interactions found in classrooms. Placing a student in front of a computer monitor is a supplement to classroom learning, not a substitute for it. Academics and education professionals address questions surrounding the key issues involved in successfully incorporating the wide range of Web-based learning opportunities (formal courses, demonstrations, simulations, collaborations, searches) into the classroom, including technology, content, and implementation. Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms examines: inquiry-based learning online interaction displaying student work online Internet accessibility for students with disabilities initiating school counselors into e-learning technologies the role of government in virtual schools Web-based schools in California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Texas a 13-category classification system for online educational resources the ATLAS model for program implementation evaluations of more than 1,000 pieces of online information (articles, research, reports, news, and statistics) and 900 Web applications (tutorials, drills, games, and tests) with evaluation criteria Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms is a vital resource for educators interested in online learning applications across the K-12 curriculum.

Health Promotion and Aging

Practical Applications for Health Professionals, Sixth Edition

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Author: David Haber, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826199186

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Praise for the fifth edition: I applaud Dr. Haber for addressing key concepts and issues in health promotion and aging, and making them accessible, respectful, mindful, and empowering. -Marilyn R. Gugliucci, PhD Director, Geriatrics Education and Research, University of New England Past President, AGHE David Haber has done it again! ...A must-have for students and faculty alike. -Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN Substantially revised and updated, the sixth edition of this classic text continues to define healthy aging by illustrating how to prevent disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness. New to this edition is current information regarding the future of Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act, information about the Healthy People 2020 initiative supported with examples, up-to-date and comprehensive medical screening recommendations, and an extensive review of new developments in complementary and alternative medicine, geriatric mental health, community health, and public health policy. A new section on technology and aging is also included, as well as an instructor's manual. The text synthesizes current research findings with practical applications, and includes detailed and updated descriptions of the author's own programs that have been recognized by the National Council on the Aging's Best Practices in Health Promotion and Aging. New to this Edition: Up-to-date coverage of the future of Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, and the Healthy People 2020 initiative New section on technology and aging Current developments in complementary and alternative medicine New findings regarding geriatric physical and mental health and community health Current information about exercise, nutrition and weight management Updated information on public health policy Current trends in long-term care and end-of-life-care Updated sociodemographic trends Instructor's manual

Case Study Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446247988

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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To read the foreword by Daniel B. Fishman, PhD, Rutgers University, click here. Case-based knowledge forms an essential element of the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy practice. This book provides the reader with a unique introduction to the conceptual and practical tools required to conduct high quality case study research that is grounded in their own therapy practice or training. Drawing on real-life cases at the heart of counselling and psychotherapy practice, John McLeod makes complex debates and concepts engaging and accessible for the trainees and practitioners at all levels, and from all theoretical orientations. Key topics covered in the book include: - the role of case studies in the development of theory, practice and policy in counselling and psychotherapy - strategies for responding to moral and ethical issues in therapy case study research - practical tools for collecting case data - 'how-to-do-it' guides for carrying out different types of case study - team-based case study research for practitioners and students - questions, issues and challenges that may have been raised for readers through their study. Concrete examples, points for reflection and discussion, and recommendations for further reading will enable readers to use the book as a basis for carrying out their own case investigation. All trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychology are required to complete case reports, and this is the only textbook to cover the topic in real depth. The book will also be valuable to people who intend to use existing case studies to inform their practice, and it will help experienced practitioners to generate publishable case reports.

Evaluation in Distance Education and E-Learning

The Unfolding Model

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Author: Valerie Ruhe,Bruno D. Zumbo

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606237950

Category: Education

Page: 306

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With the rapid proliferation of distance education and e-learning courses, the need is growing for a comprehensive, professional approach to evaluating their effectiveness. This indispensable book offers a road map to guide evaluation practice in these innovative learning environments. Providing practical, step-by-step guidelines and tools for conducting evaluation studies—including how to deal with stakeholders, develop surveys and interview protocols, collect other scientific evidence, and analyze and blend mixed-methods data—the work also features a template for writing high-quality reports. The "unfolding model" developed by the authors draws on Messick's influential assessment framework and applies it to program evaluation. Two case studies of actual programs (a distance learning course and an e-learning course) demonstrate the unfolding model in action.