Accession Number : AD0732787

Title :   Laboratory Research in Organizational Psychology.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Fromkin,Howard L. ; Streufert,Siegfried

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : The paper in slightly modified form will be a chapter on laboratory experimentation in the forthcoming Handbook of Organizational and Industrial Psychology (M. Dunnette, Editor, to be published in 1972 by Rand McNally, Chicago). The chapter reviews the current state of laboratory methodology, discusses its advantages as well as its shortcomings, and concludes that laboratory research methods should be used much more extensively in organizational psychology. To guide both the researcher and the consumer of laboratory-based information on organizations, the concept of 'boundary variables' is introduced. These variables may be used to help determine the situations in which laboratory results may be applied and indicate the degree to which generalizations are defensible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *ORGANIZATIONS), TEST METHODS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE