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University of Houston
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Epsy 8334 - Research Counseling Psychology

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Assignment January 25 2012 Class 2 Chapters Heppner et al Chap 1 Science and Counseling Heppner et al Chap 3 Identifying and Operationalizing Research Topics Heppner et al Chap 4 Choosing Research Designs Pyrczak Bruce Chapters 1 and 2 A Chapter 1 1 What are the definitions of ontology epistemology and methodology as they apply to the philosophy of science Search for definitions of these words above what the text provides 2 Counseling Psychology operates from a scientist practitioner model The philosophical underpinnings of the concepts of ontology epistemology and methodology can be applied to the process of therapy that is the work of the therapist and the client Identify specific questions issues related to therapy process and the psychologist client relationship that pertain to each one of the three domains a ontology b epistemology and c methodology 3 Describe in a few sentences the most salient characteristics of the four paradigms of science discussed in chapter 1 Positivism Post positivism Constructivism and Critical Theory In each description highlight what is unique to each paradigm compared to the others B Chapter 3 1 According to Kerlinger and Lee 2000 what are the components of a testable research question 2 Start thinking about the following issues regarding your research area of interest As the class progresses you should be able to provide answers for these issues with more specificity a b c d e Describe your research interests in general broad terms Identify a potential relation research question in your area of interest Identify the variables constructs embedded in the question Provide conceptual definitions for these variables Provide operational definitions for these variables C Answer these questions in relation to the Wampold and Bahti 2006 article 1 In which year did the EST movement start in psychology in the US What was its purpose 2 What is meant by the term specificity in the study of the effectiveness of psychological treatments 3



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