Grounded theory methodology

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Book Chapter

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C. J. Sheperis, J. S. Young, & M. H. Daniels (Eds.), Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Single Subject Design (2nd Ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall

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The text introduces reader to the basics of how to do research—from formulating a problem, doing a literature review, selecting a design, collecting and analyzing data, through reporting results. It also provides readers with the information they need to become intelligent consumers of published research. Covering a broad range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs, as well as action research and program evaluation, the text presents the most common types of research used in the field of counseling. (from book publisher)