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-Can you analyze and evaluate what makes the research findings relevant for the practice of career counseling, career development program planning, consulting, and evaluation.
-Can you address at least three different objectives from the article by Savickas. For example, taking research and making it more applicable to counselors.
-Can you recognize and address limitations as they relate to career counseling.

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(1) Can you analyze and evaluate what makes the research findings relevant for the practice of career counseling, career development program planning, consulting, and evaluation?

Research is presented to suggest that scholars should place emphasis on deductive, statistical findings versus contextualized, inductive findings. The reason for this is that, while it is held that quantitative analyses such as meta-analyses can help to establish the overall effectiveness of interventions, their relevance may be limited with regards to other populations. For instance, Kelly & Bryan (2002) assert that guiding programs are needed to meet the specific concerns of populations who present with a number of risk factors. On this basis, it is recommend that research outcomes should not be restricted to quantitative measures, but should be "complemented" by qualitative findings.
As an example, Kelly and Bryant (2002) note that Arab children born in Israel can expect negative outcomes even with high levels of self-efficacy, because career success would mean, as one child expressed it, "going against my people". The ethnic discrimination associated with quantitative outcomes has raised questions regarding its relevance in generating positive outcomes. Moreover, Krohne (2002) argues that qualitative research can be used in helping the researcher to understand a proposed subject. Thus, the method infers more than abstract concepts. For instance, Krohne's argument is based on the notion ...

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This solution discusses the relevance, objectives and limitations as these issues relate to career counseling, development,

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Can you provide another reference on how career counseling can benefit women when they battle the glass ceiling effects?
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