Accession Number:

ADA127088

Title:

Sufficiency in the Reporting of Research Results: Some Guidelines

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1982-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

There exists an abundance of research on topics relevant to the decisions organizations must take in allocating and developing their resources. This paper addresses the problem of integrating those research results. Data needed for the meta-analysis approach to research integration are sometimes not available in the published literature. Inadequacies of research reporting encountered by research integrators include failure to provide needed data, selective reporting of data, and incomplete descriptions of samples or interventions. Attempts to obtain needed information from authors are generally unsuccessful, especially if considerable time has elapsed since the research was conducted. This paper presents some guidelines for the reporting of research results. If authors follow these guidelines, the integration of research results will be facilitated.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE