Singapore University of Social Sciences

Research and Evaluation in Counselling

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This course is designed to provide a practical graduate-level overview of research and evaluation design in counselling and to develop skills for designing and criticizing research. It is intended to assist students in planning and conceptualising their own research and in interpreting and using the research of others.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Introduction to research
  • Science and Counselling
  • Ethical Issues in the Research Process
  • Getting Ideas for Research
  • Making Systematic Observation
  • Choosing a Research Design
  • Choosing and Using Research Subjects
  • Using Nonexperimental Research
  • Using Between-Subjects and Within-Subjects Design
  • Using Special Research Design
  • Programme Evaluation

Learning Outcome

  • Examine and justify the role of research in enhancing practice.
  • Compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Analyse methodological issues in qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Critique a research study and submit a written assessment.
  • Defend the importance of programme evaluation in counselling practices.
  • Plan and implement relevant steps in conducting a programme evaluation.
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