ERIC Number: ED412490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Research Productivity in CACREP Accredited Programs.
Gordon, Randall A.; McClure, Bud A.; Petrowski, Evelyn; Willroth, Liza L.
The relevancy of research and the subsequent development of research skills in counselor education training has been the subject of considerable debate. To assess the status of research in graduate programs, research productivity was reviewed among 78 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) offering master's or doctoral degrees in a variety of areas. This paper reports the results of that review. Program analysis was conducted for the years 1974-1992. Separate assessments were made based on all departmental publications listed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and in the 14 journals of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Strong relations were found between overall productivity as indexed in SSCI and productivity in the ACA journals among the departments included in the assessment. The level of terminal degree offered by a department and the number of first-authored publications produced by graduate students explained significant amounts of variability in the productivity measures. A comparison of pre- versus post-accreditation productivity revealed a significant increase in productivity subsequent to accreditation. The relative utility of such information for the assessment and selection of graduate programs in counseling is discussed. (Author/RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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