Accession Number : AD0786218
Title : A Note on Problems Related to Rationale, Models, and Methodology in Organizational Analysis.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST OF BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
Personal Author(s) : James,Lawrence R. ; Jones,Allan P.
Report Date : 01 SEP 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : Three problem areas frequently encountered in organizational research are reviewed. These areas are: (a) investigative models and measurement rationale, (b) experimental design and statistical methodology, and (c) level of analysis versus level of explanation. The review identified several needs for future research. A major need is the development of complex, integrative models incorporating both individual and situational characteristics and allowing for adaptive-dynamic processes. The investigation of such models requires a move from static, cross-sectional paradigms to dynamic longitudinal methods. Some discussions are presented in this regard. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Organization theory, *Operations research, Organizations, Methodology, Mathematical models, Problem solving, Management planning and control, Measure theory
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE