Research Quality: Critique of Quantitative Articles in the Journal of Counseling & Development

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  • Kelly L. Wester,

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    1. Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
    • Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Kelly L. Wester, Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402 (e-mail: klwester@uncg.edu).

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  • L. DiAnne Borders,

    1. Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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  • Steven Boul,

    1. Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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  • Evette Horton

    1. Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the quality of quantitative articles published in the Journal of Counseling & Development. Quality concerns arose in regard to omissions of psychometric information of instruments, effect sizes, and statistical power. Type VI and II errors were found. Strengths included stated research questions and appropriateness of analyses. Implications of these results are provided.

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