MTurk Research: Review and Recommendations

Journal of Management, Ahead of Print. The use of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk) in management research has increased over 2,117% in recent years, from 6 papers in 2012 to 133 in 2019. Among scholars, though, there is a mixture of excitement about the practical and logistical benefits of using MTurk and skepticism about the validity…

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Best-Practice Recommendations for Producers, Evaluators, and Users of Methodological Literature Reviews

Organizational Research Methods, Ahead of Print. We categorized and content-analyzed 168 methodological literature reviews published in 42 management and applied psychology journals. First, our categorization uncovered that the majority of published reviews (i.e., 85.10%) belong in three categories (i.e., critical, narrative, and descriptive reviews), which points to opportunities and promising directions for additional types of…

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Best Practices in Data Collection and Preparation: Recommendations for Reviewers, Editors, and Authors

Organizational Research Methods, Ahead of Print. We offer best-practice recommendations for journal reviewers, editors, and authors regarding data collection and preparation. Our recommendations are applicable to research adopting different epistemological and ontological perspectives—including both quantitative and qualitative approaches—as well as research addressing micro (i.e., individuals, teams) and macro (i.e., organizations, industries) levels of analysis. Our…

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