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Research Design in Counseling: 2nd Edition

reviewed by Suzanne E. Mazzeo - 2001

coverTitle: Research Design in Counseling: 2nd Edition
Author(s): P. Paul Heppner, Dennnis M. Kivlighan, Jr., and Bruce E. Wampold
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing, Pacific Grove
ISBN: 0534345174, Pages: 600, Year: 1998
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In the first edition of Research Design in Counseling, published in 1992, Heppner, Kivlighan, and Wampold provided a clear, yet comprehensive introduction to methodological issues particularly relevant to counseling psychology research. The strengths of the first edition included its broad coverage of research design issues and its efforts to assuage beginning students' anxieties about the research process. The second edition retains the strengths of the first edition, adds important information in a variety of content areas, and expands discussion of several issues initially presented in the first edition. These elements combine to make this second edition a wonderful text for research design courses in counseling graduate programs. In addition, the book will continue to serve as a valuable resource for students preparing for comprehensive examinations or thesis/dissertation research. Moreover, this book could serve as an excellent primer for any counseling researcher, including those at the post-doctoral level. In the preface to this edition, the authors state that the primary purpose of this text is, "to provide an introduction... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 1, 2001, p. 21-23
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10549, Date Accessed: 8/5/2020 4:26:18 AM

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  • Suzanne Mazzeo
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Suzanne E. Mazzeo is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research addresses trauma and health behaviors (particularly disordered eating behaviors).
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