Sources of method bias in social science research and recommendations on how to control it.

  title={Sources of method bias in social science research and recommendations on how to control it.},
  author={Philip M. Podsakoff and Scott B. MacKenzie and Nathan P. Podsakoff},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
Despite the concern that has been expressed about potential method biases, and the pervasiveness of research settings with the potential to produce them, there is disagreement about whether they really are a problem for researchers in the behavioral sciences. Therefore, the purpose of this review is to explore the current state of knowledge about method biases. First, we explore the meaning of the terms "method" and "method bias" and then we examine whether method biases influence all measures… CONTINUE READING
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