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.