Lisa Lambert named co-editor
Friday, August 21, 2020
Oklahoma State University management professor Dr. Lisa Schurer Lambert has been named co-editor of the journal Organizational Research Methods and will share the position with a colleague. Lambert and her co-editor will be the first female scholars to lead the 22-year-old journal published on behalf of the Academy of Management.
Lambert, an associate professor of management and the William S. Spears Chair of Business in the Spears School of Business, will share the editor’s job with Dr. Tine Köhler, an associate professor of international management at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Both Lambert and Köhler currently serve as associate editors of the journal and will take over as editors in January 2022 following a transition period that begins next year.
Organizational Research Methods publishes peer-reviewed scholarly papers that examine the design and methods used in research conducted in organizational and management studies. The journal works to advance research methods and statistics in organizational sciences, in quantitative and qualitative research approaches, and for micro and macro researchers.
“It’s absolutely essential that the community of scholars have evidence in any paper that’s published that the methods they followed were sound and appropriate,” Lambert said. “The basic question here is how do we know what we know? As a scholar, how can I be sure, or at least can’t reject, the ideas that you propose in your research?”
The journal publishes new developments and advances in research methods e.g., surveying or interviewing study subjects, analyzing behavior based on observation, measuring productivity, and conducting a diverse range of statistical analyses.
“Each method available can be applied in the wrong way and give the scholar misleading, or flat out wrong, answers to different research questions,” Lambert said. Organizational Research Methods gives guidance to researchers in the organizational sciences and management.
Along with being named the first female editors of Organizational Research Methods, Lambert and Köhler recently launched an informal group called Women in Research Methods that recognizes and supports female methodology scholars, a growing segment of the research community even though fewer than 10 percent of methods papers published are written by women.
“We’re trying to recognize each other’s efforts and serve as resources for each other and also serve as voices for each other,” Lambert said. “Women need to serve as allies for each other.”
In addition to currently working as an associate editor for Organizational Research Methods, Lambert also serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and the Journal of Business and Psychology.
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