Journal article

If it Were Only That Easy: The Use of Meta-Analytic Research by Organizational Scholars

Justin A DeSimone, T Köhler, Jeremy L Schoen

Organizational Research Methods | SAGE Publications | Published : 2019

Abstract

This paper evaluates how researchers are currently citing meta-analytic results and provides specific recommendations for interpreting the information provided by meta-analysis (MA). The past four decades have seen a proliferation of MA research across the organizational sciences and myriad improvements to how MA is conducted. MAs are cited more frequently than individual primary studies and have a substantial influence on subsequent research and theorizing. Yet the consumption of meta-analytic results in organizational scholarship remains superficial. We evaluate citation practices for four seminal MAs and find that authors predominantly interpret meta-analytic findings in the simplest way ..

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