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A Domain of Counselor Education

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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.

TCNJ Courses

COUN 515 – Statistics and Research in Counseling
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the organization, analysis, summarization and interpretation of counseling data with special emphasis on developing counseling related research projects.  The inter-relationships among statistics, measurement and research design are examined.  Training in reading and interpreting counseling research literature is provided.

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