The State-of-the-Art in Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology

  • James P. Sampson Florida State University
  • Emily Bullock-Yowell University of Southern Mississippi
  • V. Casey Dozier Florida State University
  • Debra S. Osborn Florida State University
  • Janet G. Lenz Florida State University
  • Nathan T. Ross University of Southern Mississippi


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

Appreciation is expressed to Robert Reardon for his comments on an earlier draft of this chapter. Editorial decisions regarding this manuscript were made by Mark Pope.

Correspondence concerning this chapter should be addressed to James P. Sampson, Jr., Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4453. E-mail:

Keywords: conclusion, content analysis, participants, coding, challenges, recommendations

Author Biography

James P. Sampson, Florida State University

Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems


Section 3: A View from the Editor’s Desk: Ensuring Quality in Theory, Research, and Practice