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Coaching and Mentoring Research

Coaching and Mentoring Research
A Practical Guide

July 2019 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This highly engaging guidebook provides an accessible introduction to research methods and the research process within the coaching and mentoring context. Starting with an introduction to the basic principles of research theory and practice, explaining why we need to do research at all, what it is, why it's important, and moving on to cover the ins and outs of actually doing research, this book provides students with everything they need to know all in one place.

Packed full of case studies, activities and hints and tips for best practice, this book throws a life belt to all coaching and mentoring trainees and practitioners looking to make the best start in their research career.   

Part I: Becoming a researcher in coaching or mentoring
1 Benefits of research
2 Impactful research
3 Research teams
4 Avoiding pitfalls
5 Theories of knowledge
Part II: Phases of the research process
6 Choosing a research methodology
7 Research scope
8 Research questions
9 Reviewing literature
10 Research proposals
11 Research ethics
12 Feasible timelines
13 Data collection and analysis
14 Dissemination of research
Part III: Quantitative methods for coaching and mentoring research
15 Choosing quantitative methods
16 Experimental designs
17 Survey designs
18 Common quantitative methods and analyses
19 Developing confidence in statistics
Part IV: Qualitative and mixed methods for coaching and mentoring research
20 Choosing qualitative methods for data collection/generation
21 Choosing qualitative methods for data analysis/interpretation
22 Programme evaluation and action research
23 Case study designs
24 Mixed methods
Appendix: Examples of process, outcome and implementation/fidelity research in coaching and mentoring

The book's language and manner of explanation is simple enough. I am always trying hard to find resources that my undergraduate students will find digestible and I think this book is one of them. Although our class does not necessarily focus on coaching and mentoring research, I think it can still be useful as a supplementary text.

Miss Lizette Santiago Inocencio
Psychology, University of the Philippines - Diliman
June 28, 2019

An excellent introductory textbook. It is useful for students who want to understand research papers or need to undertake research themselves. The text is engaging and offers an excellent introduction to the primary research methods in coaching and mentoring.

Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes
School of Psychology, University of East London
April 7, 2019

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