Alternative to Difference Scores: Polynomial Regression and Response Surfac...

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LB3.210

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Deakin University

Burwood

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Jeffrey R. Edwards, Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For decades, difference scores have been used in studies of congruence in organizational research. Despite their widespread use, difference scores have numerous methodological problems. These problems can be overcome by using polynomial regression and response surface methodology, which can examine a wide range of congruence hypotheses. This workshop will review problems with difference scores, introduce polynomial regression and response surface methodology, and illustrate the application of these methods using empirical examples.

Participants will be provided with data to analyze during the class with the goal of creating a hands-on experience that will clarify and reinforce the methods discussed.

Catering will be provided. You will need to bring your laptop to the workshop.

HDR students who register but do not attend (without notice) will have a fee of $250 deducted from their research funds.

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Prof Jeffrey R Edwards


Jeffrey R. Edwards is the Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is past editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, has served as associate editor for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Management Science, and has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Social Indicators Research.

He has held numerous elected positions within the Academy of Management and is founder and coordinator of RMNET, the electronic question-and-answer discussion group for members of the Research Methods Division. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), and has been elected to the Society of Organizational Behavior. He has received the Distinguished Career Award from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

Professor Edwards’ research and teaching focus on person-environment fit in organizations, stress, coping, and well-being, the work-nonwork interface, and methodological issues in organizational research. His methodological work has examined difference scores, polynomial regression, measurement and construct validation, and the development and refinement of theory. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Annals, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Relations, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Psychological Methods, and Organizational Research Methods. He has served as an instructor and consultant for Alcoa, Burlington Industries, ExxonMobil, General Electric, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Misys Healthcare, Quintiles, SonyEriccson, Wachovia, W.C. Bradley, Westinghouse, Whirlpool, and the U.S. Department of Defense.


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LB3.210

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Deakin University

Burwood

Australia

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