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    John McLeod(Author)

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The need to show how and why counselling works has led to an explosion of research activity, and a growing focus on research in counselling and psychotherapy teaching and practice. Yet this book, even now in its second edition,stands alone in addressing qualitative research in therapy.

Leading expert John McLeod helps readers through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies are given to show how the methods work in practice. This new edition incorporates developments in qualititative research over the last ten years and includes eight new chapters, covering:

- interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)

- autoethnographic methods

- action research

- case study methods

For all those involved in research - whether as part of academic study or in practice -this book will be essential reading. As an introduction to qualitative methods, it is the perfect course text for all training programmes in counselling,counselling psychology and psychotherapy, and will also be of interest to those who work in areas such as psychiatry, clinical psychology and mental health nursing, or who provide counselling in other professional areas such as teaching, nursing and social work.

McLeod is Professor of Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee.

'The book is an excellent reference book for researchers in counseling and psychotherapy field who want to situate their research practice based on qualitative distinctions that they wish to bring forward on particular phenomenon of counseling and psychotherapy' -The Qualitative Report

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  • PDF | 352 pages
  • John McLeod(Author)
  • SAGE Publications Ltd; 2 edition (17 Mar. 2011)
  • English
  • 6
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By am on 18 April 2015

    good clear guide, well laid out.

  • By gina kelly on 21 October 2013

    brilliant thank you...extreamly helpful for my learning, very pleased with how easy it reads and would highly recommend this book to others!!!!

  • By Guest on 10 December 2012

    A very good book for any counsellor writing a reseach proposal: it helps to understand how the qualitative reseach can be planned and done.

  • By Warren Vinciguerra on 4 January 2013

    This book saved me in my Research assignment for a degree in Counselling. well worth a but if your doing counselling research

  • By Jackie on 28 October 2013

    McLeod has a lovely accessible style. He's open and honest and this book as others full of insightful and usable material.

  • By Nikki on 22 November 2009

    As stated, perfect condition and speedy delivery. I think there might be a more recent publication by J McLeod which I wanted, but unfortunately when not handling paper books in a bookshop, alongside other similar books, and not talking to the person who's selling it (sometimes someone who knows about books)it's not always easy to judge.However, no fault with the book, or the seller.


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