A must-have reference resource for qualitative management researchers, this dictionary contains over 90 entries covering the fundamentals of qualitative methodologies; covering both analysis and implementation. Each entry gives an introduction to the topic, lists the key relevant features, gives a worked example, a concise summary and a selection of further reading suggestions. It is suitable for researchers and academics who need a handy and quick point of reference.
In a stepwise regression approach, the relative importance of a set of variables is dependent upon that variable's unique contribution to [Page 92]prediction after partialling out any variance shared with variables entered previously. When correlated predictors are compared with each other, all sensible measures of relative importance will be affected by the other predictors. Inspired in decision theory, dominance analysis is an analytic strategy that assesses the contribution each variable makes to the prediction of a dependent variable, considering both its unique contribution and its contribution when combined with other predictors (Budescu, 1993; Azen and Budescu, 2003; Budescu and Azen, 2004). It should be noted that dominance analysis described in this entry is not related to stochastic dominance analysis.
Typically, the relative importance ...