Measuring and Analyzing Behavior in Organizations: Advances in Measurement and Data Analysis

Measuring and Analyzing Behavior in Organizations: Advances in Measurement and Data Analysis

Measuring and Analyzing Behavior in Organizations: Advances in Measurement and Data Analysis

Measuring and Analyzing Behavior in Organizations: Advances in Measurement and Data Analysis

Synopsis

Measuring and Analyzing Behavior in Organizations brings together the latest advances in measurement and data analysis, providing accessible, current discussions of measurement, applied statistics, research methods, and data analysis. The book details the range of problems that can be addressed with these new approaches, answering the more complex questions with sophisticated analyses that can extract more information from the data than simpler methods. The contributors provide workable solutions to many previously intractable problems, including those that require measuring change, studying person-environment fit, understanding the effects of error, and more.

Excerpt

Our motivation for developing this volume lies in the rapid advances in measurement theory and methods for data analysis. These innovations have occurred over such a broad front that it is virtually impossible to keep up by reading original journal articles. Imagine trying to track important developments published in Psychometrika, Applied Psychological Measurement, Journal of Educational Measurement, Psychological Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Educational and Psychological Measurement, and Journal of Behavioral Statistics, methodological papers in Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology, and the many books describing advances in measurement and data analysis.

The purpose of this Organizational Frontiers volume is to provide readable, up-to-date discussions of many of the most important areas of measurement, applied statistics, research methods, and data analysis. The authors of the chapters have invested many hours in keeping up with the voluminous technical research in their area, and their chapters provide clear, carefully written summaries of each topic. Thus, this book allows substantive researchers to learn about recent developments without having to spend countless hours reading highly technical articles and books.

We appreciate the efforts of the authors of the chapters of this book. As the book progressed, we made numerous requests to add explanations and clarifications, explain difficult concepts in ways more easily understood, and provide examples to illustrate methods of analysis. The authors were invariably responsive; throughout, they have been highly committed to crafting a book that readers will find useful.

Despite these efforts, this book is not light reading. The methods described in the chapters address important questions with sophisticated analyses that can extract more information from the data than simpler methods do. Of course, when simple methods . . .

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