Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide

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Oxford University Press, 2014 - Medical - 290 pages
Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide is the first text devoted to research methodology in genetic counseling. This text offers step-by-step guidance for conducting research, from the development of a question to the publication of findings. Genetic counseling examples, user-friendly worksheets, and practical tips guide readers through the research and publication processes.

With a highly accessible, pedagogical approach, this book will help promote quality research by genetic counselors and research supervisors--and in turn, increase the knowledge base for genetic counseling practice, other aspects of genetic counseling service delivery, and professional education. It will be an invaluable resource to the next generation of genetic counseling and its surrounding disciplines.

 

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Contents

1 Developing Research Questions
1
2 Finding Sources
10
3 Writing a Review of Literature
33
4 Ethics in Research
81
5 Choosing a Paradigm
94
6 Designing a Quantitative Study
112
7 Quantitative Data Analysis
138
8 Conducting Qualitative Genetic Counseling Research
198
9 Preparing a Manuscript for Publication
225
10 Guidelines for Directing Research
242
Appendix
251
References
267
Index
277
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Ian M. Macfarlane, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He has taught courses in research design, measurement, and statistics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and supervised numerous student researchers. He has co-authored a number of research articles on genetic counseling and is an Associate Editor of theJournal of Genetic Counseling.

Patricia McCarthy Veach, PhD, LP, is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She has authored over 100 articles and book chapters. She co-authoredFacilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual, co-editedGenetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills, and is Assistant Editor of theJournal of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Bonnie S. LeRoy, MS, CGC, is Professor and Director of the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling at the University of Minnesota. She has co-authored multiple articles and chapters on a variety of issues pertaining to genetic counseling, is co-author of Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual, co-editor ofGenetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills, and Editor of theJournal of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers and past president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

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