pedagogy, research methods, experiential methods, counseling competencies
Research methods and application are crucial aspects of most counseling practitioners and scholars’ lives, yet practical experience with development and implementation of research projects is usually limited to doctoral level dissertations. This article describes an experiential research project that has been integrated into counseling research methods courses at both the master’s level and the doctoral level. In this mentored research activity, students move through the entire research process in one semester. They begin with a notion and finish with a submission for publication. Based on student responses, implementing this process in a research methodology course is recommended.
Rehfuss, M. C., & Meyer, D. D. (2012). Turning Counseling Students into Researchers: Enhancing Quantitative Research Courses with an Experiential Learning Activity. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 4(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/42.0008