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Appendix: Research in OB (Textbook: OB 8th Ed)

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PSY332 Appendix Readings January 9 2012 Research in organizational behaviour y Objective and systematicinvolves translating principles based on the best scientific y Evidence based managementevidence into organizational practices Helps managers make decisions based on the best available scientific evidence from social science And organizational research rather that personal preference and unsystematic experience The basics of organizational behaviour research y Hypothesisformal statement of the expected relationship between two variablesmeasures that can take on two or more values y Variables Types of variables y Independentpredicts or is the cause of variation in a dependent variable expected to vary as a result of changes to the independent variable y Dependenty Moderatingaffects the nature of the relationship between an independent and a dependent variable such that the relationship depends on the level of the moderating variable Like contingency variable in that they indicate when an independent variable is most likely related to a dependent variablevariable that intervenes or explains the relationship between an independent and a y Mediatingdependent variable Measurement of variablesindex of the consistency of a research subjects responses y Reliabilityindex of the extent to which a measure truly reflect
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