Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this chapter is to examine the frequency of multi-study research packages in the organizational sciences and advocate for their use by detailing strengths and recognizing limitations. Methodology/approach: Philosophy of science research, focusing on multi-study research packages, is discussed followed by a 20-year review of incidence of these packages in top organizational sciences journals. Findings: The publication of multi-study research packages have increased over the past 10 years, most notably in micro-level journals. Social implications: For reasons of validity and generalizability, society benefits if scholars adopt multi-study approaches to knowledge generation and disseminate. Originality/value of the chapter: This chapter provides the most comprehensive review of multiple-study research packages in the organizational sciences to date, examining publication trends in eight leading micro-and macro-level journals. We also summarize the use of multi-study packages in our own research and offer recommendations for improving the science of replication.

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Journal Article

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