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Areas in Need of More Science/Research: Results from the 2015 Practitioner Needs Survey Ben Porr Federal Management Partners Ted Axton HR Avatar, Inc. Meredith Ferro PDRI, a CEB Company Soner Dumani American Institutes for Research Introduction In the July 2015 TIP, the SIOP Professional Practice Committee (PPC) presented the first of a series of articles reporting the results of the 2015 Practitioner Needs Survey that the PPC conducted between March and April 2015. The objective of the survey was to gather information about current needs of I-O practitioners to provide insights to SIOP leadership and committees (e.g., PPC, licensure, visibility) about developing future initiatives. In ad- dition, the survey was designed to collect information that could be compared to the results of the 2008 Practitioner Needs Survey in order to examine progress on issues identified in 2008. This article focuses on a question asked of I-O practitioners in the 2015 survey that requested their perceptions of areas of I-O psychology where additional research may be needed to support effective practice. This question was included in order to help inform both scientists and practitioners about possible priority areas where plan- The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist ning and conducting additional research may be beneficial. It is important to note that the nature of this question for the 2015 survey differed from that asked in the 2008 survey, which focused more broadly on participants’ perceptions about gaps be- tween science and practice areas. As such, although comparisons of results between the two surveys will be discussed in this article, the changed nature of the question may impact results of these comparisons. Survey Respondents A total of 469 valid responses were ob- tained from the 2015 survey, which reflects a response rate of 10% across the SIOP membership (the 2008 survey received 1,005 responses; which was a response rate of 36%). Detailed information on the characteristics of the respondent popula- tion is provided in the July 2015 TIP article. In order to compare the 2015 results with the 2008 results, we grouped respondents using the same “practitioner categories” used in analyzing and reporting the 2008 data. Each respondent was grouped into a 113