Description: The application of single-case research design (SCRD) offers counseling practitioners and researchers a practical and viable method for evaluating the effectiveness of interventions that target behavior, emotions, personal characteristics, and other counseling-related constructs of interest. This article discusses general issues relevant to SCRD, as well as obstacles to its implementation in counseling settings. Steps to SCRD development, application, and analysis that are specific to the counseling field are also provided to encourage its use among counselors and researchers.
Understand steps to single case research design development, application and analysis.
Explore how counselors can use single case research design to evaluate the effectiveness of counseling interventions.
The historical antecedents leading to the formation and implementation of institutional review boards (IRBs) are rooted in human tragedies from a multicultural context. An understanding and practice of ethical behavior in research is a federal mandate as well as a professional obligation. The requirements of meeting this charge, from both a legal and moral standpoint, are explored in this chapter.
Understand historical antecedents leading to the formation and implementation of institutional review boards, federal guidelines, and research ethics
Examine federal regulations from Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
Source: Counseling Research: A Practitioner-Scholar Approach by Richard S. Balkin and David M. Kleist