Content, Methodology, and Design Selections in Counselor Education Dissertations
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This study explored the content, methodology, and design trends present in counselor education dissertations. The dissertations examined were drawn from a random selection of CACREP-accredited doctoral programs located at Carnegie-classified research universities. In descending order, the three content areas most selected were: (a) counselor education, (b) school counseling, and (c) multicultural counseling. The majority of the dissertations reviewed made use of quantitative methods (64%). With quantitative studies, observational designs were the most-employed category (89%).
Richards, J., Dykeman, C., & Bender, S. (2017). Content, Methodology, and Design Selections in Counselor Education Dissertations. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, 5(1), 27–44. https://doi.org/10.1080/2326716x.2017.1402392
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy