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The paper should be a critical analysis and evaluation of statistics in the article “Evaluation of a Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Program for the Prevention of Chronic PTSD in Recent Assault Victims” by Foa, Hearst-Ikeda, and Perry (1995).

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Running head: COUNSELING STATISTICS AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

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Counseling Statistics and Program Evaluation: Article Analysis
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COUNSELING STATISTICS AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

Counseling Statistics and Program Evaluation: Article Analysis
The nature and context of application of statistics, according to Meltzoff (2007), can
impact on the outcome of the study. Improper application of statistical concepts and methods can
lead to inaccurate findings and conclusions with major implications for other research and
clinical practice. Accordingly, many journals encourage reviewers and readers to scrutinize the
statistical aspects of studies to assess for scientific integrity (Peat & Barton, 2005). This paper
presents a critical analysis and evaluation of statistics in the article “Evaluation of a Brief
Cognitive-Behavioral Program for the Prevention of Chronic PTSD in Recent Assault Victims”
by Foa, Hearst-Ikeda, and Perry (1995).
The study examined the efficacy of a brief prevention program (BP) for reducing
psychological reactions to sexual and non-sexual assault. A control group and a group under BP
intervention were used for comparison. The researchers observed that two months after assault,
the group under BP intervention experienced less severe symptoms of PTSD compared to the
control group. Further, five and a half months after assault, participants in...


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