Measuring the organizational impact of training: the need for greater methodological rigor

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dc.contributor.author Garavan, Thomas N.
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Alma
dc.contributor.author Sheehan, Maura
dc.contributor.author Lai, Yanqing
dc.contributor.author Saunders, Mark N. K.
dc.contributor.author Clarke, Nicholas
dc.contributor.author Carbery, Ronan
dc.contributor.author Shanahan, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-11T11:49:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-11T11:49:35Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-28
dc.identifier.citation Garavan, T., McCarthy, A., Sheehan, M., Lai, Y., Saunders, M. N. K., Clarke, N., Carbery, R. and Shanahan, V. (2019) 'Measuring the organizational impact of training: the need for greater methodological rigor', Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2019, pp. 1-19. doi: 10.1002/hrdq.21345 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 19 en
dc.identifier.issn 1044-8004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7753
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/hrdq.21345 en
dc.description.abstract We review the methodological rigor of empirical quantitative studies that have investigated the training and organizational performance relationship. Through a content analysis of 217 studies published in quality journals, we demonstrate significant validity threats (internal, external construct, and statistical conclusion validity) that raise questions about the methodological rigor of the field. Our findings suggest that the time is appropriate for a renewed methodological endeavor to understanding the relationship between training and organizational performance. We make specific recommendations to enhance methodological rigor and generate research findings that will enhance operationalization of theory, help researchers to make inferences about causality, and inform the decision-making of Human Resource Development (HRD) practitioners. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. on behalf of the Academy of Human Resource Development en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21345
dc.rights © 2019, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Methodological rigor en
dc.subject Training and organizational performance en
dc.subject Validity en
dc.title Measuring the organizational impact of training: the need for greater methodological rigor en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ronan Carbery, Management & Marketing, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: ronan.carbery@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-03-28
dc.date.updated 2019-04-11T11:35:08Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Human Resource Development Quarterly en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress ronan.carbery@ucc.ie en
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