Sep 18, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COUN 598 - Research and Program Evaluation

3 hours
Fundamentals of research and program evaluation relevant to the practice of clinical mental health counseling and school counseling are covered. This course requires the completion of a research proposal. It also enables students to conduct research projects and to critically evaluate findings in order to improve treatment and program effectiveness in counseling. Principles, models, and applications of needs assessment and program evaluation are studied. Research methods such as qualitative, quantitative, single-case designs, action research, and outcome-based research are also examined. Special emphasis is given to ethical and culturally relevant strategies for interpreting and reporting the results of research and/or program evaluation in schools and community agencies.