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Chapter 7: Theory Building for Hypothesis Specification: Some Extensions
This chapter outlines four extensions to the theory-building process outlined so far. First, theory building for specification of more complex hypotheses involving “mediation” and “moderation” is described. Second, the possibility of extending the inputs on theory building for hypothesis specification to theory building for specifying more complete theories and theoretical model is outlined. Third, a few of the other approaches to theory building are briefly described. Fourth, a few aspects of assessing goodness of a theory and of theory-building process are described.
A simple hypothesis may specify a relationship between two variables such as “employees' positive work ...