Integrating mixed methods approaches in counseling outcome research

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Kelly L. Wester, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Mixed methods research has the ability to help explore the complex contexts and experiences of individuals within counseling, which in turn will enhance our understanding of evidence-based treatments. Mixed methods research can answer the what, when, and how questions that are important in implementing effective interventions. Yet, given the complexity of mixed methods research, it can easily be implemented incorrectly, limiting its application. Integral steps to conducting mixed methods research include determining a theoretical lens, selecting methodologies, and determining integration procedures in sampling strategies, data analysis, or interpretation of results. Using mixed methods research to better understand the impact mental health professionals have with the clients and students they serve can surpass using quantitative or qualitative methodologies in isolation.

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Counseling Outcome, Research, and Evaluation, 10(1), 1-11.
Language: English
Date: 2019
mixed methods, research, outcome, counseling

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