Management Publications and Other Works
Are We There Yet? An Assessment of Research Design and Construct Measurement Practices in Entrepreneurship Research
Research design is a central element of empirical research, and thus, an important consideration for entrepreneurship researchers and anyone interested in entrepreneurship-related research findings. Yet, many years have past since the last thorough review of research design and construct measurement practices. Thus, it is unknown whether there is a gap between what is currently being done versus what needs to be done. In this article, authors use a two-study approach involving a content analysis of published empirical research and a survey of experts within the field to assess the current state of practices. Their findings indicate that, in general, research design and construct measurement practices continue to improve; however, there are some issues that still need to be resolved. Authors lay out key implications and provide several suggestions to help resolve these issues.
T. Russell Crook, Christopher L. Shook, M. Lane Morris, and Timothy M. Madden. "Are We There Yet? An Assessment of Research Design and Construct Measurement Practices in Entrepreneurship Research" Organizational Research Methods 13.1 (2010): 192-206.