McLeod has a capacity to take the most complex (and sometimes potentially boring) subject and bring it to life in writing that is clear, accessible and just simply very readable...Having read this book from beginning to end, there is simply nothing bad I want to say about it. I would unquestioningly and without hesitation recommend it to any new or, indeed, experienced counselling and psychotherapy researcher and it will become, I have no doubt, a key text.
'This book provides an excellent access route into counselling and psychotherapy research for trainees and practitioners alike. It does a great job in de-mystifying research and conveying the sense that research is something really everyone can understand and do.'
Dr Andreas Vossler, Director of the Foundation Degree in Counselling at The Open University
Excellent update and will be on course reading list
very good research, even for beginners- lots of examples and reasons for the inclusion of research within the arena of counselling
This is an excellent, clearly written text that provides first time researchers with clear guidance on undertaking a research study. It de-mystifies research and discusses how relevant research is to counselling and psychotherapy.
Another excellent text from John McLeod on the subject of research in counselling. A good resource for students on my foundation degree in counselling
This a well-written book which I use for my counselling students. I use this book and so far the comments I have from students is that it helps them a lot in thier journey to counselling and psychotherapy.
I will recommend this to my year 2 students starting their research module.
This text has been recommended to our students. It has some very useful methods for carrying out research in a counselling and general psychology wide area. My students are going to use it for research methods on the human behaviour module.
Maybe a little advanced for level 3
An extremely useful text which helps to familiarise students with counselling research and the relevance and importance of research to the field of counselling and psychotherapy
Excellent, solid foundation for MA students.
Goes in much deeper detail than needed for postgraduate students who are educators
Such a useful and accessible text for students, well worth adopting
I used this text not on the Research Methods in Counselling module as planned but on our 'bridging' module for students with Level 5 counselling wanting to complete a Top-Up degree. These students have no previous knowledge of research and so it as a very useful introduction, particularly as it applies standard resarch methods to counselling practice.
Good book for beginners to research in counselling and psychotherapy. Good basic approach, recommended to first years as an introduction to methods
A first class text ideal for counselling students who are novice researchers
An excellent book for year two Diploma students. Easy to read, follows evidence based assessment model of training. Highly recommend!
An excellent introduction which will meet the needs of my students
This well constructed book is as thought provoking as it is well written. The author covers all aspects of research thoroughly, providing the reader with an excellent introduction to this often difficult field.