Learning Objectives

After completing Chapter 5, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate quantitative from qualitative research;
  • Provide several examples of quantitative research methodology;
  • Describe the relationship between theory, research, and practice;
  • Describe the relationship between research, evaluation, and accountability;
  • Describe the guidelines associated with evaluation;
  • Provide an overview of the uses of research to the counseling field;
  • Describe the stages in single-subject research design; and
  • Identify postmodern and diversity issues associated with research and evaluation.