An Examination of Methodological Rigor and Its Effects on Organizational Development and Change Outcomes

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Organizational development and change (ODC) is a broad field because change occurs in all organizations, occurs at multiple organizational levels, consists of numerous interventions, and can impact multiple outcomes. Many ODC efforts attempt to examine the effectiveness of their initiatives, yet fail to account for the quality, or rigor of their methods. The purpose of this paper is to examine how methodological rigor and intervention implementation quality impact ODC outcomes. The results indicate that overall methodological rigor is not a significant predictor of organizational change outcomes; however, several individual rigor criteria exhibit predictive power. Implementation quality is a significant predictor ... continued below

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Alexander, Sandra G. May 2005.

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Organizational development and change (ODC) is a broad field because change occurs in all organizations, occurs at multiple organizational levels, consists of numerous interventions, and can impact multiple outcomes. Many ODC efforts attempt to examine the effectiveness of their initiatives, yet fail to account for the quality, or rigor of their methods. The purpose of this paper is to examine how methodological rigor and intervention implementation quality impact ODC outcomes. The results indicate that overall methodological rigor is not a significant predictor of organizational change outcomes; however, several individual rigor criteria exhibit predictive power. Implementation quality is a significant predictor of organizational outcomes, but in a negative direction.

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Alexander, Sandra G. An Examination of Methodological Rigor and Its Effects on Organizational Development and Change Outcomes, thesis, May 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4741/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .