Publication bias in union-productivity research?

Doucouliagos, Chris, Laroche, Patrice and Stanley, T. D. 2005, Publication bias in union-productivity research?, Relations Industrielles., vol. 60, no. 2, Spring, pp. 320-344.

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Title Publication bias in union-productivity research?
Author(s) Doucouliagos, ChrisORCID iD for Doucouliagos, Chris
Laroche, Patrice
Stanley, T. D.
Journal name Relations Industrielles.
Volume number 60
Issue number 2
Season Spring
Start page 320
End page 344
Publisher Universite Laval. Departement des Relations Industrielles
Place of publication Quebec, Canada
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0034-379X
Keyword(s) publication bias
Summary This paper develops and applies several meta-analytic techniques to investigate the presence of publication bias in industrial relations research, specifically in the union-productivity effects literature. Publication bias arises when statistically insignificant results are suppressed or when results satisfying prior expectations are given preference. Like most fields, research in industrial relations is vulnerable to publication bias. Unlike other fields such as economics, there is no evidence of publication bias in the union-productivity literature, as a whole. However, there are pockets of publication selection, as well as negative autoregression, confirming the controversial nature of this area of research. Meta-regression analysis reveals evidence of publication bias (or selection) among US studies.
Language eng
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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