Qualitative methods in psychotherapy outcome research

Rodgers, Brian and Elliott, Robert; Gelo, Omar C. G. and Pritz, Alfred and Rieken, Bernd, eds. (2015) Qualitative methods in psychotherapy outcome research. In: Psychotherapy Research. Springer-Verlag, Vienna, pp. 559-578. ISBN 9783709113820 (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-1382-0_27)

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This chapter highlights the potential and variety of qualitative methods that can be applied to counselling and psychotherapy outcome research. The chapter’s main focus is on outlining the various forms of qualitative data collection methods that are available to researchers. This is followed by an overview of the various qualitative analysis methods that can be utilised for interpreting the data. Finally, the limitations of qualitative outcome research are discussed, including a number of approaches to evaluating the credibility of such research.