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Statistical power in international business research: Study levels and data types
Published on Aug 1, 2013in International Business Review 2.75
· DOI :10.1016/j.ibusrev.2012.10.004
Ge Zhan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Tung Wah College)
Research efforts in statistical power can improve research design and reporting. This paper examines the impact of study levels and data types on the statistical power of published international business (IB) research. To gauge the statistical power of IB research, I surveyed all empirical articles published in International Business Review and Journal of World Business from 2003 to 2008. The results support the notion that statistical power is influenced by study levels and data types, particularly panel vs. non-panel data. Although statistical power in IB research has been considerably improved, 70% of studies are still not sufficiently powered to detect small effects. The problem of lacking statistical power is more serious for country-level and multilevel studies. Studies using primary and non-panel data are less powered than those using secondary and panel data. Three strategies are offered for achieving sufficient statistical power.
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Published on Jan 1, 1998
Joseph F. Hair37
Estimated H-index: 37
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Examining Your Data Chapter 3: Factor Analysis Chapter 4: Regression Chapter 5: Multiple Discriminant Analysis Chapter 6: Manova Chapter 7: Conjoint Analysis Chapter 8: Cluster Analysis Chapter 9: MDS Chapter 10: Structural Equation Modeling: An Introduction Chapter 11: SEM: Confirmatory Factor Analysis Chapter 12: SEM: Testing A Structural Model
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Published on Mar 1, 1989in Management Information Systems Quarterly 5.43
Jack J. Baroudi22
Estimated H-index: 22
(New York University),
Wanda J. Orlikowski58
Estimated H-index: 58
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Statistical power is a topic of importance to any researcher using statistical inference testing. Studies with low levels of statistical power usually result in inconclusive findings, even though the researcher may have expended much time and effort gathering the data for analysis. A survey of the statistical power of articles employing statistical inference testing published in leading MIS journals shows that their statistical power is, on average, substantially below accepted norms. The conseq...
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Published on Feb 1, 2001in Behavioral Research in Accounting
Susan C. Borkowski12
Estimated H-index: 12
Mary Jeanne Welsh6
Estimated H-index: 6
Qinke (Michael) Zhang1
Estimated H-index: 1
Attention to statistical power and effect size can improve the design and the reporting of behavioral accounting research. Three accounting journals representative of current empirical behavioral accounting research are analyzed for their power (1−β), or control of Type II errors (β), and compared to research in other disciplines. Given this study's findings, additional attention should be directed to adequacy of sample sizes and study design to ensure sufficient power when Type I error is contr...
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Published on Jun 1, 1987in Academy of Management Journal 6.70
Abdelmagid M. Mazen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Illinois State University),
Lee A. Graf8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Illinois State University)
+ 1 AuthorsMasoud Hemmasi13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Illinois State University)
The article discusses statistical power with respect to contemporary management studies. A study is looked at which assesses statistical power in a population of management studies. The main codeterminants of statistical power are reviewed. The author notes three codeterminants of power: significance criterion, reliability of sample results, and effect size. Errors made by researchers with null hypotheses are mentioned. Small, medium, and large effect sizes are defined. Published research is ref...
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Published on Dec 1, 2010in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Paul D. Ellis19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Journal editors and academy presidents are increasingly calling on researchers to evaluate the substantive, as opposed to the statistical, significance of their results. To measure the extent to which these calls have been heeded, I aggregated the meta-analytically derived effect size estimates obtained from 965 individual samples. I then surveyed 204 studies published in the Journal of International Business Studies. I found that the average effect size in international business research is sma...
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Published on Dec 1, 1998in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Brian Toyne5
Estimated H-index: 5
(St. Mary's University),
Douglas Nigh14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of South Carolina)
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Published on Aug 1, 1995in Journal of Operations Management 4.90
Rohit Verma21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Utah),
John C. Goodale2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Utah)
Abstract This paper discusses the need and importance of statistical power analysis in field-based empirical research in Production and Operations Management (POM) and related disciplines. The concept of statistical power analysis is explained in detail and its relevance in designing and conducting empirical experiments is discussed. Statistical power reflects the degree to which differences in sample data in a statistical test can be detected. A high power is required to reduce the probability ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Frank L. DuBois3
Estimated H-index: 3
(American University),
David M. Reeb21
Estimated H-index: 21
(American University)
This study seeks to assess and rank the relative quality of 30 international business journals using both a citation analysis and a survey approach. Journal rankings are presented using both approaches in addition to a composite ranking. The rankings provide an objective analysis of journal quality for tenure and promotion committees, for IB researchers considering journal submission options and provide the academic community with a better understanding of which international business publicatio...
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Published on Apr 1, 1999in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Tamela D. Ferguson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Louisiana State University),
David J. Ketchen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Louisiana State University)
The relationship between organizational configurations and performance has been a frequent albeit controversial subject of research in the field of strategic management. Many studies have failed to find a link between configurations and performance, leading prominent researchers to question the value of the concept of organizational configurations. Before the concept can be discarded, however, other plausible explanations for the lack of findings should be examined. This paper examines the possi...
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Published on Jan 1, 1990in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 4.54
Joseph S. Rossi54
Estimated H-index: 54
20 ans apres une premiere etude, une analyse de la signification statistique de recherches psychologiques est presentee. Basee sur une evaluation de 312 articles scientifiques (de trois revues de l'annee 1982), l'analyse aboutit a la constatation que la signification statistique moyenne n'est pas tres elevee. L'article comprend une description de la methode statistique, une comparaison avec les resultats de l'etude anterieure, et des recommandations pour la realisation et la publication de futur...
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Published on May 9, 2016in International Marketing Review 2.60
Nicole Franziska Richter9
Estimated H-index: 9
Rudolf R. Sinkovics35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Lappeenranta University of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsChristopher Schlägel5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)
Purpose – Structural equation modeling (SEM) has been widely used to examine complex research models in international business and marketing research. While the covariance-based SEM (CB-SEM) approach is dominant, the authors argue that the field’s dynamic nature and the sometimes early stage of theory development more often require a partial least squares SEM (PLS-SEM) approach. The purpose of this paper is to critically review the application of SEM techniques in the field. Design/methodology/a...
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Examination of Statistical Powers in Articles Published in A Nursing Journal Purpose: It is required to calculate sufficient number of samples while commencing a study. One of ways of calculating number of samples is to perform power analysis. The purpose of this study is to conduct the power analysis of statistical comparisons used in articles published in a nursing journal between 2009-2011 and present the results descriptively. Method: This descriptive study examined 61 research articles. Pow...
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Published on May 1, 2015in Journal of Operations Management 4.90
Catherine A. Helmuth2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Auburn University),
Christopher W. Craighead20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Pennsylvania State University)
+ 2 AuthorsJoe B. Hanna16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Auburn University)
Over the past three decades, supply chain management (SCM) has evolved from its origins as a nascent field of study to encompass construct definition, identification of the field's central issues, and establishment of its conceptual boundaries. At this point, a sufficient body of empirical SCM research has been put forward to allow for quantitative assessment of the field. Therefore, we examine three key elements of study design to assess what has happened, what is currently happening, and where...
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in European Journal of International Management 0.67
Robert L. Engle7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Quinnipiac University),
Christopher Schlägel5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)
+ 2 AuthorsJasenko Ljubica1
Estimated H-index: 1
The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the theory of planned behaviour for understanding individuals' intention to accept an offer to work in a foreign country and to assess its generalisability across countries. Furthermore, we tested the direct effect of gender on expatriate intention and its determinants. To address these objectives, we used a survey sample of 896 business students in Croatia, Germany, Russia, Turkey and the USA. The theory of planned behaviour explained a su...
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Published on Oct 9, 2014
A producao intelectual brasileira e internacional no campo das Ciencias Sociais tem apresentado consideravel do uso de metodos quantitativos em pesquisa, impulsionado pela popularizacao de softwares estatisticos e pela facilidade com que analises estatisticas executadas anteriormente com o uso de linguagem de programacao passaram a ser incorporadas no repertorio dos pesquisadores. A disponibilidade de softwares estatisticos como o SPSS, STATA, Matlab, SAS, BioEstat, SISTAT, a linguagem R, dentre...
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