Conducting General versus Population and Setting-Specific Meta Analyses

  • Susan C. Whiston Indiana University Bloomington


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 concerning this chapter should be addressed to Susan C. Whiston, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-1006.  E-mail:

Keywords: career intervention, demographic variables, meta-analysis, population-specific meta-analysis, setting-specific meta-analysis

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