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ERIC Number: ED108078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 17
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The Quality of Experimental Methodology in Counseling and Counselor Education.
Ripstra, Constance C.
The purpose of this study was to estimate, empirically, the quality of published experimental research in the fields of counseling and counselor education and to determine whether there has been an improvement over time of that quality. The sample of 152 studies was randomly chosen from the experimental studies published from 1962 through 1973 in the three major counseling and counselor education journals. Assessment of the reporting and methodology of the studies was done using the Evaluation Instrument Methodology (EIEM). Results showed that the quality of reporting was quite adequate in the sample studies, while the quality of experimental methodology was barely mediocre. Despite the trend of increasing quality, the author warns that the research in these fields must be viewed critically. The comment that poorly formulated research is not only worthless but deceptive should be heeded by counseling researchers, editors, and research consumers in an effort to upgrade the profession's research, protect future clients and trainees, and promote better counseling, service and training. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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