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