This course provides an advanced understanding of research statistics, report development, implementation, program evaluation, needs assessment, and ethical and legal considerations. The course also will focus on research methodology, data analysis, and the evaluation of research. Students apply this understanding in a variety of venues such as clinical mental health counseling and research, marriage & family research, and research that needs to be done within the religious community. Students will be introduced to research as it is conducted for single-subject designs, experimental/quasi-experimental designs, and system-oriented designs. Both quantitative and qualitative processes are explored. Students conduct literature review and produce a research proposal.