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Cook, Amy L.; Krueger-Henney, Patricia – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
Youth-led group work shifts power dynamics and repositions youth as leaders in driving the learning they envision for themselves. This shift calls into question how group facilitators measure outcomes of youth empowerment groups. Youth participatory action research (YPAR) has expanded the field of knowledge production by creating shared spaces…
Descriptors: Youth, Participatory Research, Action Research, Group Activities
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Lockhart, Naorah C. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
Group counselors commonly collaborate in interdisciplinary settings in health care, substance abuse, and juvenile justice. Social network analysis is a methodology rarely used in counseling research yet has potential to examine task group dynamics in new ways. This case study explores the scholarly relationships among 36 members of an…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Case Studies, Communities of Practice
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Selig, James P.; Trott, Arianna; Lemberger, Matthew E. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
Researchers in group counseling often encounter complex data from individual clients who are members of a group. Clients in the same group may be more similar than clients from different groups and this can lead to violations of statistical assumptions. The complexity of the data also means that predictors and outcomes can be measured at both the…
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Research, Client Characteristics (Human Services)
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Peterson, Christina Hamme; Gischlar, Karen L.; Peterson, N. Andrew – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
Measures that accurately capture the phenomenon are critical to research and practice in group work. The vast majority of group-related measures were developed using the reflective measurement model rooted in classical test theory (CTT). Depending on the construct definition and the measure's purpose, the reflective model may not always be the…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Group Activities, Test Theory, Test Items
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McCarthy, Christopher J.; Whittaker, Tiffany A.; Boyle, Lauren H.; Eyal, Maytal – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
Rigorous scholarship is essential to the continued growth of group work, yet the unique nature of this counseling specialty poses challenges for quantitative researchers. The purpose of this proposal is to overview unique challenges to quantitative research with groups in the counseling field, including difficulty in obtaining large sample sizes…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Statistical Analysis, Group Counseling, Comparative Analysis
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Guth, Lorraine J.; Asner-Self, Kimberly K. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
This article offers 10 guidelines for conducting international group work research. These guidelines include the importance of establishing relationships, conducting a needs assessment, co-constructing the research questions/design, determining the approach, choosing culturally relevant instruments, choosing culturally responsive group…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Group Activities, Research, Guidelines
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Shannonhouse, Laura R.; Barden, Sejal M.; McDonald, C. Peeper – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
Mixed methods research (MMR) is a useful paradigm for group work as it allows exploration of both participant outcomes and "how" or "why" such changes occur. Unfortunately, the group counseling literature is not replete with MMR studies. This article reviews the application of MMR to group contexts and summarizes the corpus of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Group Counseling, Group Therapy, Group Experience
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Rubel, Deborah; Okech, Jane E. Atieno – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
The article aims to advance the use of qualitative research methods to understand group work. The first part of this article situates the use of qualitative research methods in relationship to group work research. The second part examines recent qualitative group work research using a framework informed by scoping and systematic review methods and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Group Activities, Research Methodology, Group Counseling
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Goodrich, Kristopher M.; Luke, Melissa – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
This article provides a primer for researchers exploring ethical issues in the research of group work. The article begins with an exploration of relevant ethical issues through the research process and current standards guiding its practice. Next, the authors identify resources that group work researchers can consult prior to constructing their…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research, Group Activities, Informed Consent
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Moss, Lauren J.; Pennamon, Rodney E.; Springer, Sarah I.; Singh, Anneliese A. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
The intergroup dialogue (IGD) process involves individuals and facilitators with diverse social identities intentionally coming together to explore divergent and shared values and experiences. It is widely accepted that IGD serves as a meaningful and transformative process for individuals with diverse social identities; yet, professional…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Intergroup Relations, Dialogs (Language), Self Concept
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Vereen, Linwood G.; Bohecker, Lynn – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) was utilized for the reporting of the research literature in "The Journal for Specialists in Group Work" (JSGW) since a 1997 special issue focused on contemporary issues in the research of group work was published. The focus of this review was to explore the…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Periodicals, Research, Meta Analysis
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Boyle, Lauren H.; Whittaker, Tiffany A.; Eyal, Maytal; McCarthy, Christopher J. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
The authors conducted a content analysis on quantitative studies published in "The Journal for Specialists in Group Work" ("JSGW") between 2012 and 2015. This brief report provides a general overview of the current practices of quantitative group research in counseling. The following study characteristics are reported and…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Group Counseling, Research Methodology, Research Design
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Walsh, Robyn; Bambacus, Elizabeth; Gibson, Donna – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide a supervision approach to experiential groups that replaces professors with doctoral students in the chain of supervision, enlists a faculty member to provide supervision of supervision to the doctoral students, and translates supervision theory to meet the unique needs of group counseling supervision.…
Descriptors: Supervision, Doctoral Programs, Group Therapy, Counselor Training
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Brouzos, Andreas; Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Tassi, Christina – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
This study examined the effectiveness of an 8-week psychoeducational group program for siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The sample consisted of 38 siblings aged 6-15 years (M = 10.75), allocated to the experimental (n = 22) or control group (n = 16). Self-report questionnaires were administered before and after the…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Siblings
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Van Velsor, Patricia – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
The ability to collaborate effectively with others is necessary for adult success in social relationships and work settings. Research findings suggest that it is also important for children to learn the skills involved in collaboration, because children who are able to work effectively with others have better school and social outcomes. This…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Children, Skill Development, Small Group Instruction
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