Eight Simple Guidelines for Improved Understanding of Transformations and Nonlinear Effects

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2022-01
Major/Subject
Mcode
Degree programme
Language
en
Pages
40
48-87
Series
Organizational Research Methods, Volume 25, issue 1
Abstract
Transforming variables before analysis or applying a transformation as a part of a generalized linear model are common practices in organizational research. Several methodological articles addressing the topic, either directly or indirectly, have been published in the recent past. In this article, we point out a few misconceptions about transformations and propose a set of eight simple guidelines for addressing them. Our main argument is that transformations should not be chosen based on the nature or distribution of the individual variables but based on the functional form of the relationship between two or more variables that is expected from theory or discovered empirically. Building on a systematic review of six leading management journals, we point to several ways the specification and interpretation of nonlinear models can be improved.
Description
Jyväskylästä kirjoitettiin: Käyn läpi Extra-Vipusessa ristiriitaisiksi luokitettuja yhteisjulkaisuja. Julkaisu " Eight Simple Guidelines for Improved Understanding of Transformations and Nonlinear Effects" on meillä laitettu A2 ja teillä A1. Meillä varmaan päädytty tuohon A2:een kun tiivistelmässä sanotaan "Building on a systematic review of six leading management journals..". Mutta mitä mieltä olette, kumpi olisi parempi?
Keywords
Other note
Citation
Rönkkö, M, Aalto, E, Tenhunen, H & Aguirre-Urreta, M I 2022, ' Eight Simple Guidelines for Improved Understanding of Transformations and Nonlinear Effects ', Organizational Research Methods, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 48-87 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428121991907