research methods in psychology 1

As a counselor, you will be making decisions on how to select evidence-based treatments. In your essay, demonstrate the decision-making process that you will use to choose one evidence-based treatment over another. Write a 1,000-1,250-word reflection essay on how to effectively utilize research in order to guide decision-making processes in the counseling profession. Include the following in your essay

  1. A discussion about how qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process.
  2. A discussion about the key characteristics of effective writing and publication in counseling and psychological research. How do these characteristics guide the decision-making processes?
  3. Select a diagnosis and include an example of how research could assist in treatment.
  4. Include a minimum of three scholarly resources in addition to the course textbook.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Less than Satisfactory
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Satisfactory
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Excellent
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70.0 %Content

20.0 %Qualitative and Quantitative Research Reports

Reflection does not include a discussion about how qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process. Reflection does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Reflection only vaguely or incompletely includes a discussion about how qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process. Reflection demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Reflection provides a basic discussion about how qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process. Reflection demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Reflection provides a thorough discussion about how qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process. Reflection provides examples to further understanding. Reflection demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Reflection provides a comprehensive discussion about how qualitative and quantitative research reports guide the decision-making process. In addition, it explains how these methods of research might be helpful in their career as a professional counselor. Reflection demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

25.0 %Characteristics of Effective Writing and Publication in Counseling and Psychological Research C4.2 Utilize research to guide decision-making processes.

Reflection does not include a discussion about the characteristics of effective writing and publication in counseling and psychological research and how these guide the decision-making process. Reflection does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Reflection only vaguely or incompletely includes a discussion about the characteristics of effective writing and publication in counseling and psychological research and how these guide the decision-making process. Reflection demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Reflection provides a basic discussion about the characteristics of effective writing and publication in counseling and psychological research and how these guide the decision-making process. Reflection demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Reflection provides a thorough discussion about the characteristics of effective writing and publication in counseling and psychological research and how these guide the decision-making process. Reflection demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Reflection provides a comprehensive discussion about the characteristics of effective writing and publication in counseling and psychological research and how these guide the decision-making process. In addition, it explains how these methods of research might be helpful in their career as a professional counselor. Reflection demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

25.0 %Diagnosis and Example

Reflection does not include a diagnosis as well as an example of how research can assist in treatment. Reflection does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.

Reflection only vaguely or incompletely includes a diagnosis as well as an example of how research can assist in treatment. Reflection demonstrates poor understanding of the topic.

Reflection provides a basic discussion about a diagnosis as well as an example of how research can assist in treatment. Reflection demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.

Reflection provides a thorough discussion about a diagnosis as well as an example of how research can assist in treatment. Reflection demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic.

Reflection provides a comprehensive discussion about a diagnosis as well as an example of how research can assist in treatment. Reflection demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.

15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

5.0 %Paragraph Development and Transitions

Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope.

Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.

Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.

A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.

There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless

15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

10.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

15.0 %Format

5.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.

10.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

Sources are not documented.

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

100 %Total Weightage

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