Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
CHD 602 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.
An overview of statistical concepts and methods used in counseling research from single case-study, qualitative designs through complex, multivariate quantitative research designs. Included are consideration of sampling methods, descriptive and inferential statistics with particular reference to hypothesis testing, and the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of statistical data, using computer-based systems. The course includes consideration of the use of research methods in program evaluation, needs assessments and outcome studies. Special focus is given to understanding the importance of integrating research into the professional identity of school and mental health counselors to the benefit of students, clients and the overall profession. This is a foundational course. It must be taken within the first 3 semesters following admission.
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