In the next section of this issue, articles are included that consider different facets of research. Ware and Galassi's piece reviews the use of correlational approaches in school counseling research, and Bauman's article discusses comparison group studies. Subsequently, the how-to's of qualitative investigations (Farber), the value of action research (Rowell), and methods to design effective research tools (Studer, Oberman, & Womack) are explored. McDougall and Smith's article gives practitioners advice on how to conduct studies with small sample sizes, and Sink and Stroh provide help with determining the practical significance of research studies through the use of effect-size estimates. Prior to Brigman's final review that summarizes the key points made in each article, two articles highlight various resources available to potential investigators and program evaluators. Sabella reviews the work of the ASCA National School Counseling Research Center, and Carey and Dimmitt outline the work of the Center for School Counseling Research. The contributors to this special issue believe these articles will be genuinely useful to school counseling researchers and practitioners alike. I think PSC readers will agree.
American School Counselor Association. (2005). The ASCA national model: A framework for school counseling programs (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Author.
Christopher A. Sink, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, is a professor and chair with the School of Education, Seattle Pacific University, WA. E-mail: email@example.com
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|Publication:||Professional School Counseling|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2006|
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