Summary of Key Elements in Using Theory and Research to Improve Evidence-Based Practice

  • PatricK J. Rottinghaus University of Missouri


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 Patrick J. Rottinghaus, Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, 16 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.  E-mail: 

Keywords: evidence-based practice, meta-analysis, outcomes, career interventions, effectiveness, career development, career counseling

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