Group Research: Why are we Throwing Away the Best of our Observations? Group Research: Why are we Throwing Away the Best of our Observations?

Jurgen Willems, Kenn Meyfroodt

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung


We start from the observation that agreement metrics are mainly used in group and organization research for methodological reasons only. Therefore, we think there are many missed opportunities to study within-group agreement and consensus as core theoretical concepts in group and organization management. We muse in this article about opportunities to rely on agreement metrics for centerpiece research questions, beyond mere methodological argumentations about data selection and technical model specifications. We structure our considerations in three guiding questions for scholars who are interested in multi-level group and organization research. To initiate a good and constructive scientific debate on this – and thus deliver what is expected from a GOMusing article – we hope for a fair amount of disagreement, but not too much, in the group and organization research community.
FachzeitschriftGroup & Organization Management
PublikationsstatusElektronische Veröffentlichung vor Drucklegung - Apr. 2024

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