Gustavo Ballvé on March 19th, 2009
Mental models

Mr. Harquail is a Professor of Organizational Theory and a member of several editorial boards, therefore responsible for evaluating other people’s research. In this post, he’s frustrated at how artificially complex people try to make their work, and reminds us that a tool is meant for a PURPOSE and not for its own sake. He then cites a paper on minimally sufficient research where the author reviews some of the most impacting studies in his field – asserting that they’re usually “breathtakingly simple”. More: “questions should dictate research methods and statistical analysis, not vice versa”.

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