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Principles of Methodology: Research Design in Social Science

by Professor Perri 6 and Christine Bellamy SAGE Publications Ltd
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What is methodology? How should one design a research project? What is the relationship between theory and method in social research? What do students and new researchers need to know in order to plan and conduct high quality research for themselves? In this intelligent and accessible book, the authors explore the relationship between the philosophical principles of the social sciences and the methods at our disposal to study the social world. They examine how we can design achievable and valid research projects by looking closely at the choices that all researchers and students face when designing a research project. Much of the existing literature glosses over the often difficult inter-relationship between practical research design and the theoretical underpinnings of methodology. However, this text addresses such issues head on, and in the process helps the reader to better understand each stage of the research process. Coverage includes: - How do we ask valid research questions? - How do we develop a research design to best answer our questions? - What is the difference between 'methodology' and 'methods'? - How do we formulate research concepts? - How do we select and access a sample? - What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative approaches? - How do we handle our data? This book is essential reading for any student or new researcher on a research methods course and who is faced with the prospect of understanding the research process for themselves or designing their own research project.

PART I : COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN CONTEXT What are Counselling and Psychotherapy? - Colin Feltham Types of Goal - Colin Feltham Arenas - Colin Feltham Settings and Opportunities for Employment - Colin Feltham PART II : SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES Introduction - Colin Feltham and Ian Horton Gender - Jenny Bimrose Disability - Simon Parritt Age - LA©onie Sugarman Social Class - David Pilgrim Sexual Orientation - Dominic Davies Religion and Spirituality - William West Race, Culture and Ethnicity - Harbrinder Dhillon-Stevens PART III : THERAPEUTIC SKILLS AND CLINICAL PRACTICE Introduction - Colin Feltham and Ian Horton The Client-therapist Relationship - William B. Stiles Generic Skills - Francesca Inskipp Specific Strategies and Techniques - Gordon Jinks Assessment and Case Formulation - Wendy Wood and Michael Townend Assessing Severe Mental Health Problems - Dan Tully Sructuring Work with Clients - Ian Horton Ancillary Skills - Colin Feltham Clinical Practice Issues - Tim Bond, Geof Alred and Peter Hughes PART IV : PROFESSIONAL ISSUES Introduction - Colin Feltham and Ian Horton Professional and Personal Development - Hazel Johns Clinical Supervision - Val Wosket Private Practice, Insurance, Advertising - Gabrielle Syme Ethical Codes and Guidance - Tim Bond Responding to Complaints - Tim Bond Client Experiences - Colin Feltham Therapy and the Law - Peter Jenkins Mental Health Law - Sobhi Girgis Fundamentals of Research - John McLeod Fundamentals and Uses of CORE - John Mellor-Clark and Michael Barkham PART V : THEORY AND APPROACHES Introduction - Colin Feltham and Ian Horton Contextual Psychology - Colin Feltham Psychological Type Theory - Rowan Bayne Models of Counselling and Psychotherapy - Ian Horton Integration - Ian Horton Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Introduction - Colin Feltham and Ian Horton Psychodynamic Approaches Adlerian Therapy - Anthea Millar and Jenny Warner Analytical Psychology - Ruth Williams Psychoanalytic Therapy - Jessica Yakeley Psychodynamic Therapy - Julia Segal Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - Joseph Schwartz Lacanian Therapy - Lionel Bailly Cognitive-behavioural Approaches Cognitive Therapy - Jill Mytton Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy - Windy Dryden Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - John Boorman, Eric Morris and Joe Oliver Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Michaela Swales and Christine Dunkley Humanistic-existential Approaches Body Psychotherapy - Nick Toton Existential Counselling and Therapy - Emmy van Deurzen Gestalt Therapy - Michael Ellis and Jonathan Smith Person-centred Therapy - Keith Tudor Psychodrama - Clark Baim Psychosynthesis Therapy - Helen Sieroda Transactional Analysis - Keith Tudor and Charlotte Sills Integrative Approaches Cognitive Analytic Therapy - Stephen Kellett Multimodal Therapy - Stephen Palmer The Skilled Helper Model - Val Wosket Interpersonal Psychotherapy - Elizabeth Robinson and Graham Dyson Emotional Freedom Techniques - John Bullough Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy - John McLeod and Mick Cooper Constructive Approaches Solution-focused Therapy - Bill O'Connell Narrative Approaches to Therapy - John McLeod Neuro-linguistic Programming - Jo Cooper and Peter Seal Personal Construct Counselling and Psychotherapy - Fay Fransella and David Winter PART VI: CLIENT PRESENTING PROBLEMS Introduction - Colin Feltham and Ian Horton Psychopharmacology - Digby Tantum Conceptualizing Clients' Problems - Colin Feltham Specific Problems ADAH - Pam Maras Alcohol Problems - Richard Velleman Anger Management - Emma Williams, Michael Scott and Gillian Bloxham Anxiety and Panic - Gill Donohoe and Tom Ricketts Bereavement - Gabrielle Syme Depression - Paul Gilbert Counselling Drug-related Problems - Andrew Guppy and Sally Woods Eating and Exercise Disorders - Suzanne Abraham HIV/AIDS - Jill Balmont and Ida Waksberg Low Self-Esteem - Alison Waines Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Tom Ricketts and Gill Donohoe Personality Disorders - Stephen Kellett and Dan Tully Phobias - Gill Donohoe and Tom Ricketts Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - Claudia Herbert Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) - Daniel Zahl and Diana Sanders Working with Survivors of Rape and Domestic Violence - Christiane Sanderson Relationship and Sex Problems - Gail Evans The Psychoses - Brian Martindale Sexual Abuse in Childhood - Moira Walker Working with Suicide and Self-Harm in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Andrew Reeves PART VII: SPECIALISMS AND MODALITIES Introduction - Colin Feltham and Ian Horton Brief/time-limited Therapy - Colin Feltham Coaching - Janet Laffin Counselling Children - Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard Counselling Adolescents - Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard Co-counselling - Rose Evison and Richard Horobin Couple Counselling - Gail Evans Disability - Simon Parritt Electronically Delivered Therapies - Kate Anthony Wider Issues of Technology in Therapy - Stephen Goss, kate Anthony and DeeAnna Merz Nagel Family and Systemic Therapy - Mark Rivett Feminist Psychotherapy - Colleen Heenan Group Counselling and Therapy - Stephen Paul Hypnotherapy Skills - Kathy Stephenson Counselling People Labelled with Asperger Syndrome - Nick Hodge Gender and Sexual Minority Therapy - Olivier Cormier-Otano and Dominic Davies Managing Stress - Rowan Bayne Counselling Older Adults - Angela Harris and Ken Laidlaw Counselling in Primary Care - Louise Robinson, Sara Pennen and Pat Seber Counselling Students - Andrew Reeves Telephone Counselling - Maxine Rosenfield Clinical Applications of Working with Race, Culture and Ethnicity - Harbrinder Dhillon-Stevens Workplace Counselling - Kevin Friery Postscript: Summary and Future Forecasting - Colin Feltham and Ian Horton List of Abbreviations Index

'This is not just another methods book and ndash; it is ground-breaking in its comprehensiveness about what methodology is and what it is not.' 'I would recommend this book to any member of the SRA whether in academia, local government, central government or market research; in short anyone concerned with collecting data about the social world and trying to make sense of it.' Justin Gutmann SRA Research Matters