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"This article seeks to help authors better understand the purpose, process, and procedures for developing a conceptual
manuscript for publication in counseling journals. The author explains the basis of a conceptual article, discusses how
authors may generate ideas for writing such articles, and describes a process for developing a conceptual article."
"Despite recommendations from the Pubiication Manuai of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) to include information on statistical power when publishing quantitative results, authors seldom include analysis or discussion of statistical power. The rationale for discussing statistical power is addressed, approaches to using G'Power to report statistical power are presented, and examples for reporting statistical power are provided."
"Research traditions serve as a blueprint or guide for a variety of design decisions throughout qualitative inquiry. This
article presents 6 qualitative research traditions: grounded theory, phenomenology, consensual qualitative research,
ethnography, narratology, and participatory action research. For each tradition, the authors describe its purpose and
key characteristics, outline commonly associated fieldwork activities, describe analytic approaches within the tradition,
and then discuss strengths and challenges of the approach."
"This article is presented as a guide for developing quantitative studies and preparing quantitative manuscripts for
publication in counseling journals. It is intended as an aid for aspiring authors in conceptualizing studies and formulating
valid research designs. Material is presented on choosing variables and measures and on selecting statistical
analyses models. The second section of the article addresses preparation of manuscripts for publication, including
article organization and presentation of data."