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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)
Abstract
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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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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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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(University of Kiel),
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+ 1 AuthorsAxel Buchner29
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(University of Düsseldorf)
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