Title Research Design for the Behavioral Sciences
Subtitle An Applied Approach
Author Stephen V. Flynn
ISBN 9780826143846
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No of pages 500
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2022
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Review of the Book:

“I wholeheartedly invite counselor trainees and counselors into this journey of growing the research component of their professional identity... Flynn and his colleagues prepare counselor trainees and counselors for this journey well and guide them carefully toward researcher competency. In an approachable and developmentally appropriate manner, they highlight for the profession the value of research and how it can be conducted.”

Danica G. Hays, PhD, American Counseling Fellow, Professor and Executive Associate Dean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Description:

Research Design for the Behavioral Sciences fills an important gap for the helping professions by offering a blueprint for advanced concepts and an applied approach to understanding quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research design. This graduate-level text seamlessly weaves together the philosophy, science, and practical application of the most common methodological frameworks in practice. Advanced research design concepts are presented through clear and in-depth blueprints, applied case studies, myriad examples, and helpful learning activities.

Written in detailed yet accessible language, this text describes the foundations of behavioral science research. The authors explore research-based philosophical integration, along with the technical application of every tradition. Through this philosophical and pragmatic approach, students will be able to attain a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of behavioral science research.

This text provides students with the opportunity to reach a greater level of research efficacy though the inclusion of methodological procedures, data analysis methods, reliability/validity standards, ethics, and directions on how to increase the rigor of each approach to research.

 

Key Features

  • Provides clear, detailed, and contextually accurate examples of writing, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods procedures
  • Reviews the paradigmatic hierarchy of each research tradition along with key analytic features in detail
  • Delivers instructions for enhancing the methodological rigor of each approach
  • Analyzes methodology-specific multicultural issues
  • Demonstrates the application of a wide range of research methodologies with case studies
  • Reviews the trends and history in research for counseling, psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy


Contents:

Contributors

Foreword (Danica G. Hays, PhD)

Preface

Acknowledgments

 

Part I. Introduction, History, and Writing

Chapter 1. Understanding Research and Ethics (Stephan V. Flynn and Tynisha I. Ingerson) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Research and Ethics in the Behavioral Sciences • Research Traditions • Accreditation and Identity Development • Research Ethics • The Scientist–Practitioner Model • Coherently Nesting Research Methods • Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods • Research Problems and Questions • Methodological Research Question • The Purpose Statement • Overview of Philosophical Integration in Research • Axiology • Qualitative Philosophical Integration • Qualitative Sampling Methods • Qualitative Data Collection Procedures • Qualitative Data Analysis Procedures • Trustworthiness Procedures • Quantitative Philosophical Integration • Quantitative Sampling Methods • Quantitative Data Collection Procedures • Quantitative Data Analysis Procedures • Validity and Reliability • Mixed Methods Philosophical Integration • Mixed Methods Sampling and Data Collection Methods • Rigor • Quantitative Rigor • Qualitative Rigor • Mixed Methods Rigor • Pilot Study • Research Methodological Identity • Human Subjects Research • History of Research-Based Concerns • Institutional Review Boards and Federal Guidelines • Multicultural Issues • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 2. History of Research in the Social Sciences (Dodie Limberg, Jessie D. Guest, and Shelby K. Gonzales) • Learning Objectives • An Introduction to the History of Research in the Social Sciences • Ontology in Social Science Research • Realism • Relativism • Epistemology and Theoretical Stance in Social Science Research • The History of Objectivism • Positivism • Post-Positivism • The History of Constructionism • Constructivism • Interpretivism • Critical Inquiry • The History of Subjectivism • Feminism • Post-Modernism • Research Trends in the Helping Professions • Counseling • Psychology • Social Work • Marriage and Family Therapy • Summary • Summary Points • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 3. A Guide to the Literature Review and American Psychological Association Style (James S. Korcuska, Amanda C. La Guardia, and Emily J. Sturn) Learning Objectives • Introduction to the Literature Review and American Psychological Association Style • Multicultural and Social Justice–Competency (Section 5) • The Literature Review • Concept Mapping • Types of Literature • Types of Literature Reviews • Design the Review • Conduct the Search • Analyze the Literature • Writing the Results/Findings • Academic Writing • Credibile Writing • Reducing Errors of APA Style • Numbers (APA 6.32–6.52) • Citations (APA Section 8) and References (APA Section 9) • Headings (Section 2.18) • Tables and Figures (APA Section 7) • Minimizing APA Errors • Minimize Errors: Proofread • Creating Manuscripts From Theses and Dissertations • Qualitative and Quantitative Writing • The Peer Review Process • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References


Part II. Quantitative Research

Chapter 4. Descriptive, Inferential, and Bayesian Statistics (W. Bradley McKibben and Lindsay K. Umstead) • Learning Objectives • Introduction • Measurement • Nominal Scale • Ordinal Scale • Interval Scale • Ratio Scale • Descriptive Statistics • Measures of Central Tendency • Measures of Variability • Inferential Statistics • Chi-Squared Analysis • t-Test • Univariate and Multivariate Analysis of Variance • Univariate and Multivariate Regression • Univariate and Multivariate Analysis of Covariance • Concluding Thoughts on Statistical Modeling • Bayesian Statistics • Bayes’ Theorem • Bayesian Inference • Bayes’ Factors • Credible Intervals and High-Density Intervals • Reliability and Validity • Reliability • Validity • Concluding Thoughts on Reliability and Validity • Multicultural Issues in Statistics • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 5. Experimental Research (Kristen L. K. Koskey and Ingrid K. Weigold) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Experimental Research • Experimental Research and Other Quantitative Traditions • Testing for a Causal Effect • Random Assignment • The Paradigmatic Hierarchy of Experimental Research • Experimental Laboratory Studies Versus Field Experiments • Conducting Laboratory or Field Experiments • Strengths and Limitations of Laboratory and Field Experiments • Between-Groups Experimental Designs • True Experimental Designs • Quasi-Experimental Designs • Within-Groups Experimental Designs • Crossover Designs • Time-Series Designs • Data Analysis • Posttest-Only Design Analyses • Within-Group Design Repeated Measures Analyses • Mixed Design Analyses • Experimental Validity and Increasing Rigor • External Validity in Experimental Research • Internal Validity in Experimental Research • Instrumentation • Influence of Confounding Variables • Published Guidelines for Increasing Rigor • Multicultural Considerations • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 6. Prediction Research (Joshua J. Castleberry and Michael S. Leeman) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Predictive and Explanatory Research • Predictive Methodology • Justified True Belief • Semantics • Analysis and Selection • Data Collection • Procedures • Procedure Selection: Example • Statistical Models and Analysis • Partial and Semipartial Correlation • Correlation in Predictive Research • Regression • Multicollinearity • Power • Example: Multiple and Hierarchical Regression • Regression: SPSS • Hypothesis • General Write-Up • Example: Multiple Regression • Example: Hierarchical Regression • Factorial Designs • Analysis • Factorial ANOVA (Two-Way ANOVA) • ANOVA • Multicultural Issues • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 7. Single Case Design Research (Tiffany Nielson, Hailey Martinez, and Ann McCaughan) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Single Case Research • Basic Design Concepts of Single Case Design • The Paradigmatic Hierarchy of Single Case Research • ABA Design • Data Collection Methods and Examples • Procedures and Examples • Data Analysis and Examples • ABAB or Withdrawal-Reversal Design • Data Collection Methods and Examples • Procedures and Examples • Data Analysis and Examples • ABAC or Combined Simple Phase Change Design • Data Collection Methods and Examples • Procedures and Examples • Data Analysis and Examples • Multiple Baseline Design • Data Collection Methods and Examples • Data Analysis and Examples • Alternating Treatment Design • Increasing the Rigor of Single Case Design • Multicultural Issues • Limitations to Single Case Design Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 8. Survey Research (Yue Dang and Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Survey Research • The Paradigmatic Hierarchy of Survey Research • Ontology • Epistemology • Theoretical Stance • Methodology • Methods • Distinguishing Survey Research From Other Quantitative Traditions • Differences Between Survey Research and Other Quantitative Traditions • Survey Research Designs • Longitudinal Survey Designs • Cross-Sectional Survey Design • Approaches to Collecting Survey Data • Practical Considerations • Increasing the Rigor of Survey Research • Increasing Survey Rigor Through Research Design • Increasing Survey Rigor Through Research Procedures • Increasing Survey Rigor  Through Data Analysis • Considerations • Multicultural Considerations • Limitations to Survey Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 9. Content Analysis Research (Cassandra A. Storlie and Hongryun Woo) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Content Analysis in the Helping Professions • Origin, History, and Ongoing Development of Content Analysis • Early Origins • Transformation of Content Analysis • Contemporary Understanding of Content Analysis • Comparable Traditions in Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies • Philosophy and Paradigmatic Hierarchy in Content Analysis • Examples of Specific Uses of Content Analysis • Examples of Data Used for Content Analysis • Considerations for the Helping Professions • Glossary of Terms Common to Content Analysis Methodology • Content Analysis Approaches in the Helping Professions • Quantitative Content Analysis • Basic Content Analysis • Qualitative Content Analysis • Conventional Content Analysis • Directive Content Analysis • Summative Content Analysis • Additional Qualitative Approaches to Content Analysis • Interpretive Content Analysis • Distinguishing Content Analysis From other Methodological Approaches • Strengths and Limitations of Content Analysis • Synthesis and Application to Case Studies • Increasing the Rigor of Content Analysis • Enhancing Rigor in Quantitative Content Analysis • Enhancing Rigor in Qualitative Content Analysis • Multicultural Considerations in Content Analysis Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

 

Part III. Qualitative Research

Chapter 10. Case Study Research (Dalena Dillman Taylor and Ashley J. Blount) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Case Study Research • Case Study Research • Where Case Study Research Started • When to Use Case Study Research • Types of Case Study Design • Purpose-Oriented Case Study Designs • Sequential Procedures in Case Study Research • Step 1: Setting the Stage • Step 2. Determining What We Know • Step 3. Selecting a Design • Step 4. Solidifying the Process • Step 5. Data Collection • Step 6. Summarizing and Interpreting Information • Step 7. Reporting Findings • Step 8. Confirming Findings • Counseling Applications • Publishing Case Studies in Academic Journals • Methodological Rigor • Multicultural Issues • Limitations to Case Study Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 11. Phenomenological Research (Natoya Hill Haskins, Janise Parker, Kim Lee Hughes, and Unity Walker) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Phenomenological Research • The Paradigmatic Hierarchy of Phenomenological Research • Phenomenological Philosophers • Descriptive Phenomenology • Transcendental Phenomenology • Hermeneutic Phenomenology • Interpretative Phenomenology Analysis • Post-Intentional Phenomenology • Increasing Rigor in Phenomenology • Multicultural Issues • Software Applications • Limitations to Phenomenological Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 12. Grounded Theory Approaches to Research (Deborah J. Rubel, Ania Bartkowiak, Robert J. Cox,
Danielle Render Turmaud, and Jeremy D. Shain
) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Grounded Theory • A Brief History of Grounded Theory • A Case Study of Grounded Theory Research • Overview of Grounded Theory • The Paradigmatic Hierarchy of Grounded Theory Research • Research Problems and Questions Suited for Grounded Theory • Sampling and Data Collection for Grounded Theory Research • Data Analysis and Grounded Theory Research • The Products of Grounded Theory • Comparison to Other Qualitative Approaches • Three Grounded Theory Methodologies • Classic Glaserian Grounded Theory • Straussian Grounded Theory • Constructivist Grounded Theory • Increasing Rigor in Grounded Theory Research • Multicultural Issues and Grounded Theory Research • Limitations of Grounded Theory Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 13. Narrative Research (Heather Dahl and Wendy Hoskins) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Narrative Research • Paradigmatic Hierarchy • Data Collection and Procedures • Trustworthiness Strategies • Analysis • Narrative Analysis • Paradigmatic Narrative Analysis • Increasing Rigor in Narrative Research • Multicultural Issues • Limitations • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 14. Consensual Qualitative Research (Katherine M. Murphy, Cody Dickson, and Stephen V. Flynn) • Learning Objectives • Distinguishing Consensual Qualitative Research From Other Approaches • Phenomenology • Case Study • Narrative Research • Grounded Theory • Ethnography • Introduction to Consensual Qualitative Research • The Paradigmatic Hierarchy of Consensual Qualitative Research • Consensual Qualitative Research • Data Collection • Procedures and Examples • Data Analysis and Examples • Consensual Qualitative Research Variants • Consensual Qualitative Research–Modified • Consensual Qualitative Research for Case Study • Increasing Rigor in Consensual Qualitative Research • Multicultural Issues • Limitations to Consensual Qualitative Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

 

Part IV. Mixed Methods Research

Chapter 15. Action Research (Eric S. Thompson) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Action Research • Major Forms of Action Research • Applications of Action Research • Distinguishing Action Research From Other Traditions • Levels of Interaction • The Paradigmatic Hierarchy of Action Research • Practitioner Action Research • Participatory Action Research • Action Research Data Collection Methods and Examples • Practitioner Action Research Data Analysis and Examples • Increasing Rigor in Action Research • Multicultural Issues and Action Research • Limitations to Action Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key Reference

Chapter 16. Mixed Methods Research: Convergent and Embedded Designs (Stephan V. Flynn and
Nicole V. Brady
) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Convergent and Embedded Designs • The Philosophical Integration of Convergent and Embedded Designs • Convergent (Triangulation) Design • Embedded Design • Convergent and Embedded Data Collection and Analysis • Rigor in Mixed Methods Research • Multicultural Issues • Limitations of Convergent and Embedded Approaches • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key Reference

Chapter 17. Mixed Methods Research: Explanatory and Exploratory Designs (Stephan V. Flynn and
Clarissa M. Uttley
) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Explanatory and Exploratory Designs • Distinguishing Explanatory and Exploratory Designs • The Philosophical Integration of Explanatory and Exploratory Design • Explanatory Design • Exploratory Design • Explanatory and Exploratory Data Collection and Analysis • Increasing the Rigor of Explanatory and Exploratory Approaches • Multicultural Considerations • Limitations to Explanatory and Exploratory Mixed Methods Research • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Chapter 18. Mixed Methods Research: Transformative and Multiphase Designs (Stephan V. Flynn and
Samantha Waterhouse
) • Learning Objectives • Introduction to Transformative and Multiphase Designs • Transformative and Multiphase Philosophical Integration • Transformative Design and Data Collection • Multiphase Design • Data Analysis in Transformative and Multiphase Approaches • Increasing Rigor of Transformative and Multiphase Approaches • Limitations to Transformative and Multiphase Designs • Summary • Student Activities • Additional Resources • Key References

Index

 

About the Editor:

Stephen Flynn PhD, LPC, LMFT, earned his MA degree from Rowan University and his PhD from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Flynn is an associate professor of counselor education and is a research fellow in the Center of Research and Innovation at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire. He teaches research, clinical, and writing courses for the Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Educational Leadership graduate programs at Plymouth State University. He is a licensed professional counselor (CO), licensed marriage and family therapist (CO, NH), national certified counselor, approved clinical supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Fellow, and an AAMFT Approved supervisor. Dr. Flynn has published numerous research articles using diverse methodological frameworks; including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. His research and scholarship interests include five areas (a) research methodology and processes, (b) the relationship between altruism and self-interest, (c), multicultural and diversity issues, (d) counselor preparation, and (e) student retention.; Dr. Flynn enjoys spending time with his family and is an outdoor enthusiast.

Target Audience:

This book will provide clear and in-depth blueprints for how to use distinct research methodology and methods especially for students enrolled in doctoral and advanced master’s degree programs, also for counselor trainees and counselors.

 

 
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