To prosper, organizational psychology should … overcome methodological barriers to progress
Article first published online: 29 APR 2008
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Special Issue: To Prosper, Organizational Psychology Should…
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 469–491, May 2008
How to Cite
Edwards, J. R. (2008), To prosper, organizational psychology should … overcome methodological barriers to progress. J. Organiz. Behav., 29: 469–491. doi: 10.1002/job.529
- Issue published online: 29 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 29 APR 2008
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. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.