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Research Design for the Behavioral Sciences

An Applied Approach

Stephen Flynn (editor)

ISBN: 9780826143846

Publication Date: Feb 2021

Format: Paperback

Offers a blueprint for advanced concepts and an applied approach to understanding quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research design. This graduate-level text seamlessly weaves together the philosophy, science, and practical application of the most common methodological frameworks in practice.
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Research Design for the Behavioral Sciences fills an important gap for the helping professions by offering a blueprint for advanced concepts and an applied approach to understanding quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research design. This graduate-level text seamlessly weaves together the philosophy, science, and practical application of the most common methodological frameworks in practice. Advanced research design concepts are presented through clear and in-depth blueprints, applied case studies, myriad examples, and helpful learning activities.

Written in detailed yet accessible language, this text describes the foundations of behavioral science research. The authors explore research-based philosophical integration, along with the technical application of every tradition. Through this philosophical and pragmatic approach, students will be able to attain a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of behavioral science research.

This text provides students with the opportunity to reach a greater level of research efficacy though the inclusion of methodological procedures, data analysis methods, reliability/validity standards, ethics, and directions on how to increase the rigor of each approach to research. Instructor resources include an instructor's manual, learning activities, test bank, and PowerPoints. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices and computers.

Key Features:

  • Provides clear, detailed, and contextually accurate examples of writing, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods procedures
  • Reviews the paradigmatic hierarchy of each research tradition along with key analytic features in detail
  • Delivers instructions for enhancing the methodological rigor of each approach
  • Analyzes methodology-specific multicultural issues
  • Demonstrates the application of a wide range of research methodologies with case studies
  • Reviews the trends and history in research for counseling, psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy
  • Offers comprehensive instructor resources including manual, learning activities, test bank, and PowerPoint slides

Reviews

I wholeheartedly invite counselor trainees and counselors into this journey of growing the research component of their professional identity... Flynn and his colleagues prepare counselor trainees and counselors for this journey well and guide them carefully toward researcher competency. In an approachable and developmentally appropriate manner, they highlight for the profession the value of research and how it can be conducted." - Danica G. Hays, PhD American Counseling Fellow Professor and Executive Associate Dean University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Illustrations 20 illustrations
Pages 500
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 28 Feb 2021
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Subject/s Education   Psychology   Clinical psychology   Research & information: general   Rehabilitation  
  • Part 1: Introduction, History, and Writing
  • Understanding Research and Ethics
  • History of Research in the Social Sciences
  • A Guide to the Literature Review and APA Style
  • Part 2: Quantitative Research
  • Descriptive, Inferential, and Bayesian Statistics
  • Experimental Research
  • Prediction Research
  • Single Case Design Research
  • Survey Research
  • Content Analysis Research
  • Part 3: Qualitative Research
  • Case Study Research
  • Phenomenological Research
  • Grounded Theory Research
  • Narrative Research
  • Consensual Qualitative Research
  • Part 4: Mixed Methods Research
  • Action Research
  • Mixed Methods Research: Convergent and Embedded Designs
  • Mixed Methods Research: Explanatory and Exploratory Designs
  • Mixed Methods Research: Transformative and Multiphase Designs
Stephen Flynn earned his MA degree from Rowan University and his PhD from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Flynn is an associate professor of counselor education and is a research fellow in the Center of Research and Innovation at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire. He teaches research, clinical, and writing courses for the Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Educational Leadership graduate programs at Plymouth State University. He is a licensed professional counselor (CO), licensed marriage and family therapist (CO, NH), national certified counselor, approved clinical supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Fellow, and an AAMFT Approved supervisor. Dr. Flynn has published numerous research articles using diverse methodological frameworks; including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. His research and scholarship interests include five areas (a) research methodology and processes, (b) the relationship between altruism and self-interest, (c), multicultural and diversity issues, (d) counselor preparation, and (e) student retention.; Dr. Flynn enjoys spending time with his family and is an outdoor enthusiast.

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