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Moving away from Bad Practices in Research toward Constructing Useful Theory and Doing Useful Research

Bad to Good

ISBN: 978-1-78635-334-4, eISBN: 978-1-78635-333-7

Publication date: 27 December 2016

Abstract

The introductory chapter includes how to design-in good practices in theory, data collection procedures, analysis, and interpretations to avoid these bad practices. Given that bad practices in research are ingrained in the career training of scholars in sub-disciplines of business/management (e.g., through reading articles exhibiting bad practices usually without discussions of the severe weaknesses in these studies and by research courses stressing the use of regression analysis and structural equation modeling), this editorial is likely to have little impact. However, scholars and executives supporting good practices should not lose hope. The relevant literature includes a few brilliant contributions that can serve as beacons for eliminating the current pervasive bad practices and for performing highly competent research.

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Woodside, A.G. (2016), "Moving away from Bad Practices in Research toward Constructing Useful Theory and Doing Useful Research", Woodside, A.G. (Ed.) Bad to Good, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-56. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78635-334-420161001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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