COUN 534 prepares Counselors to conduct field-based research in educational and community-based settings related to counseling practice. Students will learn how to analyze and report on their own applied research project over the course of the semester in conjunction with their fieldwork experience. The course includes required areas addressed in the 2016 Standards for Counseling Programs presented by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This course also prepares students in the knowledge areas tested in the Research and Evaluation section of the National Counselors Examination (NCE) and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). Prerequisites: COUN 590.