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ERIC Number: ED092818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 7
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The Counselor as Applied Researcher.
Ripstra, Constance C.; Highlen, Pamela
This document presents the argument that it is time for the school counselor to accept the dual role of counselor-researcher. No longer does the practitioner-researcher have to rely on the difficult and time-consuming comparative group research design. Rather, he has available to him an intensive design or empirical case study approach to research. This design is well suited to the school counselor for several reasons: (1) focus is on specific individual behaviors rather than on average group comparisons; (2) the counselor can integrate research with his current counseling responsibilities; (3) the design minimizes drastically the use of statistics to control for individual variability; (4) it allows for more effective intervention because of continuous examination of changes in the client's behavior; and (5) it provides a controlled method for examining covert as well as overt individual behavior. The intensive design is further recommended as a valuable method of evaluation of counseling effectiveness and as a tool for research contributions by and for counselors in the field. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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