Program Chair: Andreas Schwab, Iowa State University
2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

The Research Methods Division (RM) invites submissions for the scholarly program at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Program sessions will be held between Friday, 5 August and Tuesday, 9 August, 2022.

Specific Domain: The Research Methods (RM) Division supports the education and advancement of research methods relevant to the Academy. Specifically, the RM Division is concerned with scholarship in the following domains: (a) disseminating knowledge with respect to the appropriate application of research methods, (b) identifying and systematically developing research methods (both new and current) within organizational research settings, and (c) providing a forum for education, and for debate, on the usefulness of analytic and data collection methods, on qualitative and quantitative research methods, on measurement issues, and on issues in philosophy of science.

Special Instructions:  The Research Methods Division encourages original submissions of empirical or conceptual papers and presenter or panel symposia that inform organizational researchers about methodological issues. We welcome submissions that address qualitative and quantitative methodological topics focused on designing, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting micro, macro, or multilevel research. These topics may range from addressing epistemological and research-design issues to the discussion of specific methodological techniques and their specific applications. We also encourage submissions of jointly sponsored symposia that provide solutions to substantive research problems. Finally, submitters are encouraged to consider the 2022 conference theme: “Creating A Better World Together”.

In response to the popularity of our professional development workshops (PDWs), the RM Division wants to infuse more interactive aspects into the scholarly program as Instructional Symposia. These Instructional Symposia can have a panel or presenter format and involve multiple contributors to teach attendees how to apply particular research methods techniques or how to address specific methodological issues. If you wish to submit an Instructional Symposium, make sure that the title of your symposium begins with the words, "How to…". For example, the symposium could be titled: "How to Conduct Multilevel Confirmatory Factor Analysis," "How to Publish Mixed-Methods Research," or "How to Identify Publication Bias via Meta-Analysis." These developmental “how to” symposia have objectives similar to PDWs. We encourage such Instructional Symposia submissions to the scholarly program.

If you submit a paper or symposium, it is expected that you reciprocate by volunteering to review for the RM Division! Please note that you must renew your reviewer registration every year. Reviewer sign up opens early December 2021.

Submissions should be made through the Academy's Submission Center, and the deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 17:00 (5pm) ET (NY Time).

Division Awards: Awards sponsored by Sage Publications are given for the Best Conference Paper and the Best Student Paper submitted by a doctoral student or students. To be considered for the Best Student Paper award, a student must be the lead author and the paper must be clearly identified as a student paper at the time of submission.

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