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Give an explanation of the importance of critically analyzing counseling research in terms of the consequences of applying the results of poorly conducted research to your practice as a counselor. Be specific and use examples to illustrate your point(s).

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(1) Give an explanation of the importance of critically analyzing counseling research in terms of the consequences of applying the results of poorly conducted research to your practice as a counselor.

The scientific method of gathering research is based on three factors: (a) observance and measure phenomena, (2) development of a theory that explores the observation, (c) testing the accuracy of the theory through systematic experiments (Scarborough & Somers, 2006). Thus, as Scarborough and Somers suggest, the importance of critically analyzing counseling research is to assess relevant information that conveys reasons for the referral and/or treatment of a client. For instance, the counselor has to organize, interpret and present research in a way that includes factors such as: (a) major findings (b) unanswered questions and (c) recommendations. Research indicates that critics have tended to dissociate psychotherapeutic research from clinicians' practice. As an example, Henton (2001) asserts that ...

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This solution provides an explanation of the importance of critically analyzing counseling research, and applying the results

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