A Model of Empirical Research
|• ||Research Variables|
|• ||Conceptual and Operational Variables|
|• ||Dependent and and Operational Variables|
|• ||The Model|
|• ||Conceptual Relationships|
|• ||Operationla Relationships|
|• ||Empirical Relationships|
|• ||Causal Relationships at an Empirical Level|
|• ||Conceptual to Operational Relationships|
|• ||Generalizing from the Model|
|• ||Statistical Generalization|
|• ||External Generalization|
|• ||For Review|
|• ||Terms to Know|
|• ||Things to Know|
|• ||Issues to Discuss|
Chapter 1 points out that many decisions are based on expected causal relationships. For
example, a decision is made to establish goals for teachers expecting these goals will influence
their behaviors and subsequently influence Students' academic achievement.
Chapter 2 develops a model that explicates such causal relationships and shows how empirical
research contributes to causal understanding. Master the model in this chapter, and you will
see research questions just as practicing researchers see them. The model will also help you
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Book title: Research Methods for Organizational Studies.
Contributors: Donald P. Schwab - Author.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ.
Publication year: 2005.
Page number: 11.
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