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National Labour Relations in Internationalized MarketsA Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance$
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Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.001.0001

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Measurement, Data, and Statistical Analysis

Measurement, Data, and Statistical Analysis

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(p.23) 3 Measurement, Data, and Statistical Analysis
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National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets
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Franz Traxler

Sabine Blaschke

Bernhard Kittel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.003.0003

This chapter presents and explains the five basic problems of using a quantitative research design and methodology in studying the development and performance of the twenty countries over thirty decades: the use of a single, interval-scaled variable in measuring institutional concepts; how indicators do not reflect validity; the time series properties of the cross-sectional data used in the study; the use of significance tests in analysing the ‘populations’ of the countries involved; and the limited number of variables that can be included. The study takes on a theoretical approach to analyse the impact of internationalization of labour relations and the effects of institutional factors. The study's main focus lies on developing new measures for labour relations that fair comparably better while addressing the issues in question.

Keywords:   quantitative research design, theoretical approach, variable, validity, indicators, cross-sectional data, time series data, internationalization

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