Counselors are both consumers and producers of research. While having a thorough understanding of the meaning of research for professional practice is essential, it is also important for you to have a basic understanding of how to conduct research. Surveys can be one form of research that can be used for all areas of your counseling practice. Among other things, you can use surveys to determine the degree to which clients are satisfied with your services or to evaluate the effectiveness of a particular counseling program offered by a school, hospital, career center, or agency.
This week, you learn about the steps involved in survey development and how to analyze the associated data.
You also develop a survey instrument and describe your procedures for analyzing the data. These experiences will help you to develop a foundational knowledge of survey methodology.
With these thoughts in mind:
The assignment: (4 -pages)
Imagine that you are interested in the following research question:
“What are the differences in perceptions of self-efficacy among counseling students in online and land-based counseling graduate degree programs?”
In order to investigate this research question:
Develop an operational definition of self-efficacy.
Construct a 10-item survey to measure the self-efficacy of the counseling students. The survey should be based on one of the designs in the Learning Resources.
Briefly discuss your rationale for the items you included.
Briefly describe your method of data collection and data analysis.
Explain the challenges of constructing a survey of this nature. Be specific and use examples.
Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are required to provide a reference list and to appropriately cite, in APA style, all references used within your assignment.
3)Note to the writer(very important)
Writer please note,you must use the refernces from the Link that I provided you previously and you wrote my papers on Research and used the links to access different chapters.
Note: important :Please make sure you use the required references /resources,and
if you cannot find the link that I provided you to access the articles /media/and text chapters ,to write this paper ,please contact me immediately via my email. @firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You Must, Develop an operational definition of self-efficacy.
You must construct a 10-item survey to measure the self-efficacy of the counseling students
In the beginning of the paper you must give that survey you selected to write this paper.(Requirement) must login to Course Media to see the video,(you have written another paper based on the same resources/course media
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week’s media resources, please use the streaming media player below.
Course Media: Research and Program Evaluation
“Quantitative Research—Survey,” featuring Dr. Richard Balkin
Course Text: Counseling Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
Chapter 6, “Predictive Designs”
Chapter 7, “An Overview of Survey Research”
American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Standards
MCREL. (2004). Understanding statistics tutorial. Retrieved from
https://www.ecs.org/html/educationIssues/Research/primer/understandingtutorial.asp on September 18, 2013.
Rubin, A. & Babbie, E. R. (2010) Research Methods for Social Work. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning
Practical Issues in Sampling.
Sheperis, C. J., Young, J. S., & Daniels, M. H. (2010). Counseling research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Boston: Pearson.
Wright, R. J. (2013) Research Methods for Counseling: An Introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
4)Format of the paper
APA style, Running head, Title and page number, reference page,
Must use 4-5 references and cite them in the paper. No long paragraphs without citations/reference,so the reader knows where information is coming from