Organizational Research Methods
Several types of articles are appropriate for ORM. One type addresses questions about existing quantitative and qualitative methods and research designs currently used by organizational researchers and may involve a comparison of alternative methods. Articles of this nature should focus on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the analytical technique(s) presented. A second type demonstrates how refinements to existing quantitative or qualitative methods might lead to advances in researchers’ ability to test and propose theory. For submissions of this type, authors should clearly delineate how the refinement differs from current practice and how the refinement has the potential to advance theory. A third type introduces methodological developments or techniques from other disciplines to organizational researchers. For these articles, the relative advantages of the new techniques should be clearly discussed. A fourth type may introduce new methodological and statistical procedures and concepts. Manuscripts that primarily apply research methods to substantive problems are not encouraged.