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Practical Challenges in Conducting Quantitative Research in Management Studies

Course code
Course type
Doctoral Program Lecture
Weekly Hours
FS 2020
Prof. Dr. Dries Faems
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
Description Course: In this course, we focus on the practical challenges that scholars experience when conducting quantitative research in the field of Management Studies. We will focus on practical challenges regarding (i) data collection, (ii) data analysis, and (iii) publishing quantitative research.
Date Time
Wednesday, 18.03.2020 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 19.03.2020 09:00 - 17:00
Friday, 20.03.2020 09:00 - 17:00
Monday, 13.07.2020 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, 14.07.2020 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 15.07.2020 09:00 - 17:00
After the course, students will have an in-depth understanding of the core challenges when conducting quantitative research in their PhD. Moreover, they will have specific insights in how to optimize their quantitative research design in order to maximize the opportunities for high-quality publications.
Aguinis, H., Edwards, J.R., Bradley, K.J. (2017) Improving Our Understanding of Moderation and Mediation in Strategic Management Research. Organizational Research Methods, 20(4) 665-685.Antonakis, J., Bendahan, S., Jacquart, P. & Lalive, R. (2010) On making causal claims: A review and recommendations. The Leadership Quarterly, 21: 1086-1120.Andersson, U., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., & Nielsen, B.B. (2014) From the editors: Explaining interaction effects within and across levels of analysis. Journal of International Business Studies, 45: 1063-1071.Haans, R.F., Pieters, C., He, Z.L., 2016. Thinking about U: Theorizing and testing U and inverted U shaped relationships in strategy research. Strategic Management Journal, 37(7): 1177-1195.
Lectures and assignments
Review and reflection sssignment
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