RES601 MODULE 5 CASE, SLP AND DISCUSSION

Module 5 – Home

DEVELOPING A RESEARCH MODEL

Modular Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, the student will be able to satisfy the following outcomes:

  • Case
    • Understand and evaluate research models and how they are situated in the research life cycle.
    • Develop critical thinking regarding research models and complex sets of hypotheses, be able to develop such models, and be able to assess their quality.
  • SLP
    • Be able to develop research model for own research, involving IVs, DVs, mediators and moderators; and justify expected relationships.
  • Discussion
    • Develop critical thinking regarding research model.

Module Overview

After you have learned how to formulate research questions and hypotheses, it is important to put the pieces together and develop a model which typically includes multiple dependent, independent, moderator and mediator variables. In this module we will focus on constructing a more comprehensive theory then the one we started construction in modules 1 and 2. This theory (a comprehensive model) should include a set of hypotheses expressing the expected relationships among your variables.

Module 5 – Background

DEVELOPING A RESEARCH MODEL

Required Reading

Steiner, E. (1988). Methodology of theory building. Retrieved from https://www.indiana.edu/~tedfrick/steiner/Methodology%20of%20Theory%20Building.pdf

Gioia, D. A., & Pitre, E. (1990). Multiparadigm perspectives on theory building. Academy of Management Review, 15(4), 584-602. doi: 10.2307/258683

Required Video

Allen, R. (2012, February 14). Moderator analysis [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj2XWfZaxek

Cromer, K. (2020, August 16). RES601 mod 5 SLP post hoc analysis for mediation and moderation with multiple linear regression [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/9w4yjfjl_l0

Gaskin, J. (2010, September 24). A simple guide to mediation [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mf7nIAlH5c

Loar, L. (2014). IV and DV [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDdMOMdh1jM

Math Guy Zero. (2015, March 10). Mediator in SPSS [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqyH2ik8kX4

varyyourstats. (2010, February 27). Deviant square episode 1: Mediator, moderator, and suppressors: Part 1 [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Tll7AeMjw

Optional Reading

Eisenhardt, K. M., & Graebner, M. E. (2007). Theory building from cases: Opportunities and challenges. Academy of Management Journal, 50(1), 25-32.

George, J. M., & Jones, G. R. (2000). The role of time in theory and theory building. Journal of Management, 26(4), 657-684. doi: 10.1016/s0149-2063(00)00051-9

Klein, K. J., Tosi, H., & Cannella, A. A. (1999). Multilevel theory building: Benefits, barriers, and new developments. Academy of Management Review, 24(2), 243-248.

Martyn, G. (n.d.) Experimental Method: IV + DV. Retrieved from http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=DMuRmbY

Judkins, B. (2014). IV & DV math specific. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hooWlUwv4y8

Module 5 – Case

DEVELOPING A RESEARCH MODEL

Assignment Overview

Based on your general research direction, please pick one recent (last 5 years) paper from either one of these top journals. The paper should differ from the ones you picked in Case 3 and Case 4, and should have hypotheses in it.

Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Marketing, or Journal of Consumer Research.

Case Assignment

Write a paper which addresses the following issues with regard to the paper you picked:

  1. What is the research topic of the paper? Why is it important?
  2. What is/are the research question/s? Note that these can be implied or explicitly stated in the papers you have chosen.
  3. What is the overall theory of this paper? Use a figure model as needed.
  4. Think of variables (one IV, one moderator, and one mediator) which the authors did not discuss and can influence their model. Develop at least three hypotheses for these effect (one for each – IV, moderator, mediator), and justify your hypotheses.
  5. Conclude your report with a paragraph or so evaluating the entire exercise in terms of what you have learned and your reflections on the topic.

Please organize your paper in a scholarly way. Add section titles when necessary. Explain your logic and when appropriate, use external sources and use proper citations.

The paper is usually between 5 and 12 pages long.

Assignment Expectations

  1. Able to search for academic papers.
  2. Able to understand the key research questions, hypotheses, types of variables and research models in papers.
  3. Able to understand and articulate the importance of research models.
  4. Able to understand research models and how they relate to research questions.
  5. Able to construct hypotheses with regards to IV, mediators and moderators.
  6. Answer the questions with clarity, depth and critical thinking.
  7. Completeness and coherence: Chain of thought is easy to follow.
  8. Collected relevant evidences and consulted additional papers/resources to support the propositions.
  9. Paper is clearly written with appropriate format. Reference list is complete. Citation is properly done.

Module 5 – SLP

DEVELOPING A RESEARCH MODEL

Post hoc test for mediation and moderation, final report. This explanatory video will walk you through the assignment:
RES601 Mod 5 SLP Post Hoc Analysis for Mediation and Moderation with Multiple Linear Regression
https://youtu.be/9w4yjfjl_l0

In this final SLP, we do a few more tests and bring it all together.

  1. Conduct moderation testing to see if there is interaction by either control variable (demographics age and gender) and our performance constructs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj2XWfZaxek
  2. Some argue that those with high job satisfaction are more committed than those with low or moderate job satisfaction. Upon reflection, if this is true, those who experience more job satisfaction may be more committed and may perform better than those less satisfied in the organization. You decide to conduct post hoc analysis to test a new hypothesis, H2: JS mediates the relationship between OC and EB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqyH2ik8kX4
  3. Prepare a final essay of all your analyses. This corresponds to what you will be reporting in Chapter 4 of your dissertation if you use these tests. Begin with the reports of the first four SLPs, followed by a report of your findings in this SLP in an essay. Include properly formatted tables reflecting the results of the analyses. Include the status of the null (accepted/rejected based upon the pvalue), R2, and beta, with narrative telling me what the values mean.
  4. Following feedback on this assignment, make any needed corrections and save it to the Draft of Research Methodology dropbox in your DBA800 course. When you get to that point in your proposal, you can use this as a guideline in structuring your own plan for analysis.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Your assignment will be graded using the following criteria :

Assignment-driven Criteria: Expressing quantitative analysis of data to support the discussion showing what evidence is used and how it is contextualized.

Interpretation: Explaining information presented in mathematical terms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words).

Presentation: Ability to convert relevant information into various mathematical terms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words).

Conclusions: Drawing appropriate conclusions based on the analysis of data.

Timeliness and Professionalism: Student demonstrates excellence in taking responsibility for learning, adhering to course requirement policies and expectations. Assignment submitted on time or collaborated with professor for an approved extension on due date.

Module 5 – Outcomes

DEVELOPING A RESEARCH MODEL

  • Module
    • Be able to understand, evaluate and construct research models.
    • Understand how research models are situated in the research life cycle, and their role in theory development.
  • Case
    • Understand and evaluate research models and how they are situated in the research life cycle.
    • Develop critical thinking regarding research models and complex sets of hypotheses, be able to develop such models, and be able to assess their quality.
  • SLP
    • Be able to develop research model for own research, involving IVs, DVs, mediators and moderators; and justify expected relationships.
  • Discussion
    • Develop critical thinking regarding research model.

Discussion 5

 

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Reflecting on your own research aspirations, discuss why it is important to pick a good research model, and how you plan to do so.