Replication, experiments and knowledge in public management research

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1221-1234
Journal / PublicationPublic Management Review
Volume19
Issue number9
Online published2 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Abstract

Replication is increasingly recognized as an important part of knowledge production in the social sciences, especially for experimental research. However, despite growing use of experiments, replication is little discussed or practiced in public management. We review the approach to replication taken by research in leading public management journals and note its scarcity. We then use a typology developed by Tsang and Kwan to classify the experimental replications undertaken by the articles in this special issue, which reveals a substantial variety of approach. We conclude by suggesting that replication is undertaken for different purposes and present a protocol about replication for experimental public management research.

Research Area(s)

  • experiments, replication protocol, Replications

Citation Format(s)

Replication, experiments and knowledge in public management research. / Walker, Richard M.; James, Oliver; Brewer, Gene A.

In: Public Management Review, Vol. 19, No. 9, 2017, p. 1221-1234.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review