There are many ways to arrive at null results that are methodologically driven and devoid of any inferential value for answering substantive research questions. This would include lack of statistical power, unreliable measures, measures that lack construct validity, confounding variables that mask relationships, and so on. Thus, the author of a paper that reports nothing but null results is under a heavy burden to clearly establish that this lack of results can only be attributed to a lack of a substantive relationship and not to any of these myriad other factors.
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- How did the process of developing AMD unfold?
- Are there enough quality manuscripts that fit the AMD profile to sustain this new journal?
- Why is AMD only going to be offered online?
- Will AMD articles be highly cited?
- Will AMD be "counted" by tenure and promotion committees as an "A-level" or "top-tier" journal?
- Will AMD publish articles that are characterized by "null results?"
- Is AMD an appropriate outlet for studies that are trying to make contributions to Evidence-Based Management?
- Can I submit a qualitative study to AMD, and if so, how does a qualitative study submitted to AMD differ from one that might be better suited for another AOM journal?
- Does AMD publish simulation studies?