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dc.contributor.editorMurphy, Kevin
dc.description.abstractIn both Management and I/O Psychology, contributions to theory remain an important, and in many cases, sole criterion for evaluating submissions to top journals. In many ways, the definition of theory and the primacy of theory in the organizational sciences is an outlier; in most sciences, articles rarely even mention theories, much less build themselves around advancing theory. We propose that the classic description of the scientific methods provides a better guide to understanding the relationships between data, methods and theory than our current model, which often starts and ends with proposing a theory, which may never again be referenced or tested. We describe a pyramid of types of evidence that is useful for assessing the reliability and worth of particular sorts of data and show how this approach to evidence informs the scientific method and assists in identifying and building useful theories.en_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::K Economics, Finance, Business and Management::KJ Business and Management::KJU Organizational theory and behaviouren_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JM Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JM Psychology::JMJ Occupational and industrial psychologyen_US
dc.subject.otherorganizational research; SIOP; SIOP Organizational Frontiers; SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series; organizational frontiers; organizations; Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology; I/O psychologyen_US
dc.titleData, Methods and Theory in the Organizational Sciencesen_US
dc.title.alternativeA New Synthesisen_US

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