13Teaching ResearchAdventures in Wonderland

Paula R. Danzinger

Research is the basis of all we do in the social sciences. The theories we use, the techniques we hone, and the conceptualizations that we make about clients all have their bases in research (Monette, Sullivan, & DeJong, 2008). Without research we have no way of knowing whether what we do is effective and safe. Without research we are just guessing; with research we have a scientific grounding.

Counselors need to have a solid conceptual background in both quantitative and qualitative research. As practitioners, they will need to be capable of finding research that applies to their practice and they need to know how to read and understand research articles and their implications for ...

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