Bruce T. Lamont
Bruce T. Lamont and Gonzalo Molina Sieiro
Scholars with PhDs are trained to develop theory, collect data to test it, run analyses, write up the results and send the paper to a journal for publication consideration. Under time pressures to get manuscripts under review, however, many scholars do not take the time to collect additional data to address potential endogeneity, alternative measures of their constructs or other theories that may account for their anticipated findings. Nor do many scholars assess the sensitivity of their results to their sensible but possibly arbitrary methodological choices, or explore why all of the results did not turn out as expected.