Evidence-Based Management (EBMgt) Using Organizational Facts

Lex Donaldson

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199763986
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Evidence-Based Management (EBMgt) Using Organizational Facts

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Managers using evidence-based management (EBMgt) use data that exist in their organization to draw inferences and make decisions. This process is prone to a number of errors, including the small-numbers problem, measurement unreliability, range restriction, and confounding. This chapter makes recommendations about how managers can minimize these errors and make better-informed decision. Recommended procedures include statistical corrections and computation methods that make data more interpretable as well as changes in the way data are reported and aggregated within organizations.

Keywords: organizational facts; organizational data; meta-analysis; small-numbers problem; aggregation; reliability

Article.  9298 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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