Meta-Analysis and Evidence-Based Career Practice: Current Status and Future Directions

  • Steven D. Brown Loyola University Chicago


This chapter appears in J. P. Sampson, E. Bullock-Yowell, V. C. Dozier, D. S. Osborn, & J. G. Lenz (Eds.), Integrating theory, research, and practice in vocational psychology: Current status and future directions. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University. Retrieved from

The chapter is based on a paper presented at the conference of the Society of Vocational Psychology, May 16–17, 2016, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. 

A video presentation of a preliminary version of this paper may be retrieved from

Correspondence should be addressed to Steven D. Brown, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago, 820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. E-mail:

Keywords: meta-analysis, career choice, job finding, construct redundancy, clinical significance, social justice

Section 2: Using Theory and Research to Improve Evidence-Based Practice