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Computer Simulation Techniques for Research on Guidance Problems

Helm, Carl E.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Career Counseling, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Models, School Guidance


This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association in a session on "Application of Computer Technology to Guidance Problems" on April 5, 1966. Computer-based techniques are considered which will allow guidance researchers to process and analyze verbal material with precision and efficiency. The emphasis here was primarily methodological though there was recognition that the fundamental problems are psychological and that the methodology must somehow be relevant to the needs of the psychologist doing psychological research. A model of the counseling process is proposed, an example is provided, a research strategy is framed, the computer language system is reviewed, and the implications are discussed.

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