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University of Toronto Scarborough
Management (MGH)
Anna Nagy

MGTB27 Appendix Research in Organizational BehaviourIndependent Variable the variable that predicts or is the cause of variation in a dependent variableDependent Variable the variable that is expected to vary as a result of changes to the independent variableModerating Variable a variable that affects the nature of the relationship between an independent a a dependent variable such that the relationship depends on the level of the moderating variable Mediating Variable a variable that intervenes or explains the relationship between an independent and a dependent variable Measurement of Variables Reliability an index of the consistency of a research subjects responsesValidity an index of the extent to which a measure truly reflects what it is supposed to measureConvergent validity where there is a strong relationship between different measures of the same variableDiscriminant validity when there is a weak relationship between measures of different variables Observational Research research that examines the natural activities of people in an organizational setting by listening to what they say and watching what
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