To prosper, organizational psychology should … overcome methodological barriers to progress

Edwards, Jeffrey R. (2008) To prosper, organizational psychology should … overcome methodological barriers to progress. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29 (4). pp. 469-491. ISSN 0894-3796

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Progress in organizational psychology (OP) research depends on the rigor and quality of the methods we use. This paper identifies ten methodological barriers to progress and offers suggestions for overcoming the barriers, in part or whole. The barriers address how we derive hypotheses from theories, the nature and scope of the questions we pursue in our studies, the ways we address causality, the manner in which we draw samples and measure constructs, and how we conduct statistical tests and draw inferences from our research. The paper concludes with recommendations for integrating research methods into our ongoing development goals as scholars and framing methods as tools that help us achieve shared objectives in our field.

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