ERIC Number: ED037786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
The Relevance of Testing Aptitude--Treatment Interactions for Counseling Research.
Hamilton, Jack A.
Outcome research in counseling has generally overlooked the problem that main effects of treatment may have little meaning in the presence of interactions, and that variables not represented in research designs have no opportunity to demonstrate their interactive effect. Comparison of several groups in terms of mean differences or average gains, tells little about change in individual performance. Experimental-longitudinal projects that involve a small number, several time extended treatments that focus on continuously monitoring the performance of each subject on a variety of criterion variables are desirable since they increase the likelihood of answering aptitude x-treatment interaction questions. A greater variety of research strategies must be utilized to create and empirically evaluate specific treatments for particular clients-especially those which combine the rigor of the experiment, the relevance of the intra-individual replication study, and the richness of the longitudinal project. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970