Campus Units

Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

1-30-2018

Journal or Book Title

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

First Page

1

Last Page

12

DOI

10.1177/1042258717753126

Abstract

Entrepreneurial activities are inherently risky and related outcomes uncertain. Consequently, empirical studies to build entrepreneurship theory need to investigate not only the direction and average size of effects but also the uncertainty of these effects. Current research published in academic entrepreneurship journals tends to focus on dichotomous likelihood evaluations employing statistical significance tests. This editorial argues that graphs communicating the distribution of observed effects offer a far more useful way to communicate, evaluate, and discuss uncertainty. Publishing such graphs will support theory building and offer more meaningful guidance to practitioners and policy makers.

Comments

This article is published as Schwab, A. Investigating and Communicating the Uncertainty of Effects: The Power of Graphs.; Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2018; 1-12. Doi: 10.1177/1042258717753126. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Sage Journals

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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