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Coaching and Mentoring Research
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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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