The knowledge and use of quantitative research by pastoral counselors

Daniel C. Henderson, John Gartner, Floyd A. Chambers

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This study investigated the degree of training, experience and interest in quantitative research among pastoral counselors. It was found that a little over half of the subjects had had at least one statistics course and thought that research was valuable. However, less than 6% had ever published research and only one subject (less than 1%) had published more than two quantitative articles. This suggests there is a "research vacuum" in the field of pastoral counseling. There is no "scientific core" of scholars publishing a systematic program of research. Recommendations for ways to involve pastoral counselors more actively in research are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalPastoral Psychology
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes

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The knowledge and use of quantitative research by pastoral counselors. / Henderson, Daniel C.; Gartner, John; Chambers, Floyd A.

In: Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 40, No. 1, 09.1991, p. 39-45.

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Henderson, Daniel C. ; Gartner, John ; Chambers, Floyd A. / The knowledge and use of quantitative research by pastoral counselors. In: Pastoral Psychology. 1991 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 39-45.
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