ERIC Number: ED274890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Ten Suggestions on Teaching Research to Counseling Students.
Yager, Geoffrey G.; Wilson, F. Robert
This paper presents 10 specific innovative ideas for teaching a basic research course to counseling students. Each idea is presented briefly and an illustrative example is provided in the appendices. The ideas presented include: (1) encouraging full-time counselor educators to teach the research courses; (2) making direct attempts to reduce student anxiety; (3) involving students in critiquing published research; (4) using the game of "MasterMind (tm)" to introduce hypothesis testing; (5) generating discussion examples that ask students to identify alternative hypothesis testing; (6) presenting basic statistical concepts while analyzing important measurement concepts; (7) creating a student-designed instrument to illustrate important measurement concepts; (8) decreasing social distance between students and statistics by teaching use of inexpensive microcomputer statistical software; (9) designing computer simulations and games to demonstrate research concepts; and (10) developing an electronic classroom facility. The basic equipment for an electronic classroom is described as a microcomputer station with appropriate software, a large screen projector, and student response keypads. Videocassette players/recorders, printers, and modems are listed as optional additional equipment. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Kansas City, MO, October 1986).