Using qualitative assessment in career counselling

McMahon, Mary and Patton, Wendy (2002) Using qualitative assessment in career counselling. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2 1: 51-66. doi:10.1023/A:1014283407496

Author McMahon, Mary
Patton, Wendy
Title Using qualitative assessment in career counselling
Journal name International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0251-2513
Publication date 2002-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1014283407496
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 51
End page 66
Total pages 16
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Language eng
Subject 380199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
330100 Education Studies
Abstract Advancements in conceptualisations about career and career development and irreversible changes in the world of work have necessitated that career counsellors reflect on their practice in order that it keeps pace and maintains relevancy.Fundamental to these reflections is consideration of the place and nature of career assessment in career counselling. Traditionally, emphasis has been given to quantitative assessment. More recently, the profile of qualitative assessment has been raised, and its place in career counselling has been strengthened relative to but not to the exclusion of quantitative assessment. However,there is little to guide the use of qualitative assessment. This paper presents a theoretical overview of qualitative assessment in career counselling and proposes guidelines for using qualitative assessment.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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