Students will be exposed to the basic research methodologies in counseling. They will be taken through the research process stage by stage from literature search and review, conceptualizing research problem, framing research objectives, design, instrumentation, sampling, data collection, data management and analysis using SPSS, interpreting results, APA format of report writing, and referencing. The course will also give emphasis on research ethics.



  1. McLeod, John (2011). Qualitative research in counselling and psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publication
  2. Carl J. Sheperis, Harry Daniels, J. Scott Young (2010) Counseling research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
  3. Babbie, E. (1995). The practice of social research. (7th ed.). Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company.
  4. Creswell, W. (1994). Research design: Qualitative and quantitative approaches. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE publications.