ERIC Number: ED470604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Scientifically Based Research: What Does It Mean for Counselors? ERIC Digest.
Walz, Garry R.; Bleuer, Jeanne C.
A core component of many new educational programs funded under the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" is that they be based on scientifically based research. Like others in the educational community, counselors and counseling researchers welcome the opportunity to empirically test the validity of their practices and demonstrate that what they do makes a positive difference in students' lives. But they also have many concerns about the practical feasibility of implementing scientifically based studies. This purpose of this digest is to provide an overview of the characteristics of scientifically based research, compare it to other types of research, and address some of the challenges and issues that are particularly relevant to conducting scientifically based studies of counseling interventions. (Contains 11 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, School Counselors, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Research
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001