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School Counseling Research

Advancing the Professional Evidence Base

Edited by Brett Zyromski and Edited by Carey Dimmitt

20 July 2023

ISBN: 9780197650134

464 pages

Price: £45.99



School Counseling Research: Advancing the Professional Evidence Base provides researchers working in school settings with strategies for conducting socially just school-based research. Whether someone is just beginning their scholarship or a veteran of multiple studies, this edited volume provides a wealth of knowledge from experts in the field to equip researchers with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills to conduct rigorous intervention research with schools. A main difference between this text and others is the clear and powerful connection between theory and practice—readers leave with knowledge about how to do the work.

  • Provides a clear and powerful connection between theory and practice
  • Incorporates an anti-racist school counseling lens and social justice approach throughout the text
  • Equips school counselor practitioner scholars and aspiring practitioner scholars with the knowledge and skills (the how) needed to create a research base to support professional school counseling practice

About the Author(s)

Edited by Brett Zyromski, Associate Professor, Ohio State University, and Edited by Carey Dimmitt, Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Brett Zyromski, PhD is Associate Professor, School Counseling Department, The Ohio State University. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the annual National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. Carey Dimmitt, PhD is Program Director and Professor, School Counseling Program, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is Director of the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: A Framework for Conducting School Counseling Research in the Current Educational Environment
    Chapter 2: Access to Schools: Relationships with Stakeholders and Systems
    Chapter 3: Ethical Research in Schools: Navigating the IRB Process at the District and University Levels
    Chapter 4: Research Questions that Contribute to Sound Study Designs for School Counseling
    Chapter 5: Developmental and Social Considerations When Conducting Research with Children and Adolescents
    Chapter 6: Using Assessment Instruments in School-Based Research
    Chapter 7: Research Design: Quantitative Approaches
    Chapter 8: Research Design: Qualitative Approaches
    Chapter 9: Research Designs: Action Research
    Chapter 10: Single Case Research Design: A Practical Option in School Counseling Research
    Chapter 11: Program Evaluation in Professional School Counseling
    Chapter 12: Ensuring Treatment Fidelity and Clean Data Collection
    Chapter 13: Data Analysis Procedures in School Counseling Research
    Chapter 14: Bridging the Research to Practice Gap