Research methodology in management

Current practices, trends, and implications for future research

Teresa Scandura, Ethlyn A. Williams

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Abstract

This study is a comparison of the strategies employed in management research in two periods, 1995-97 and 1985-87. Through a content analysis of articles from the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Management, we examined the use of research methods for addressing issues of "triangulation" and validity, including internal, external, construct, and statistical conclusion validity. Results indicate some potentially important trends in reports of research strategies as well as decreases in the internal, external, and construct validity of studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1248-1264
Number of pages17
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume43
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Triangulation
Internal validity
Management research
External validity
Content analysis
Research methods
Research strategy
Construct validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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Research methodology in management : Current practices, trends, and implications for future research. / Scandura, Teresa; Williams, Ethlyn A.

In: Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 43, No. 5, 01.12.2000, p. 1248-1264.

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