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A Domain of Counselor Education


The domain of RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATION includes studies that provide an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation, including all of the following:

a. the importance of research in advancing the counseling profession;
b. research methods such as qualitative, quantitative, single-case designs, action research, and outcome-based research;
c. statistical methods used in conducting research and program evaluation;
d. principles, models, and applications of needs assessment, program evaluation, and the use of findings to effect program modifications;
e. the use of research to inform evidence-based practice; and
f. ethical and culturally relevant strategies for interpreting and reporting the results of research and/or program evaluation studies.