COU 675 - Research in Counseling (3)

Required core course.
This course provides students with the skills necessary to critically evaluate counseling and clinical research literature. Students are introduced to the nature of scientific psychology, the process of research inquiry, and the role of the mental health counselor as a knowledgeable research consumer. Students are also introduced to the application of descriptive and inferential statistics, reliability, and validity to the research endeavor. At the completion of this course, students will be able to read and understand research reports in the literature as well as critically examine literature that is non-empirically based. Students will also understand the process for designing their own research and program evaluation.

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