ERIC Number: EJ953755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Creating a Research Agenda in Career Counselling: The Place of Action Theory
Young, Richard A.; Domene, Jose F.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v40 n1 p15-30 2012
After identifying historical and current problems in career counselling research, we propose a research agenda based on contextual action theory. This theory has been used as a framework for research in the career field and for general counselling practice. It is advantageous for several reasons including its conceptual basis, its detailed qualitative and quantitative research method, and the significant link it provides between research and practice. It is supported by the action-project method, an integrated set of procedures developed for conducting research. Contextual action theory and the action-project method can address major emerging issues in career counselling, for example the place of emotion and the use of narrative, and advance the research agenda in this field.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Identification, Models, Context Effect, Educational Practices, Personal Narratives, Career Counseling, Research Methodology, Career Development, Data Collection, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada