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Deadline: 31/03/2009

Handbook of Research on Online Instruments, Data Collection and Electronic Measurements

CALL FOR CHAPTERS Proposals Submission Deadline: 3/31/2009 Full Articles Due: 6/1/2009 Handbook of Research on Online Instruments, Data Collection and Electronic Measurements: Organizational Advancements A book edited by Dr. Mihai C. Bocarnea (Regent University), Dr. Rodney A. Reynolds (Azusa Pacific University), and Dr. Jason D. Baker (Regent University) Introduction Extending the beneficial research effort started with IGI Global’s Handbook of Research on Electronic Surveys and Measurement ( http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=5070) published in 2006, this Handbook of Research will provide methodological insights and practical information on electronic measurements specific to organizational research, including management, leadership, and human research development. In addition to addressing the fundamentals of online measuring, the book will provide the specifics of over 25 organizational online instruments, including their web location. Objective of the Book The handbook will assist organizational researchers and practitioners in understanding and using online data collection appropriately by providing the necessary methodological knowledge related to online research and by presenting information about the empirical quality and the availability and location of specific online instruments with proven validity and reliability. The collection of instruments provided in the handbook will help researchers assess, locate, and use electronic measurements in organizational management and leadership, including human research development. Target Audience The target audience of this book will be composed of academics, researchers, consultants, and managers interested in advancing the theoretical understanding and the practical application of using electronic instruments addressing organizational attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: The first section of the book will be dedicated to methodological issues related to online data collection (validity, reliability, sampling, and ethics). The second section of the book consist of a series of 20-25 chapters which will address specific online organizational instruments, one instrument per chapter, with each chapter presenting (a) the theoretical background supporting the instrument, (b) its validity, (c) its reliability, (d) a brief summary of existing results, and (e) the web location of each instrument and a contact. As a definition, electronic measurement is considered a system that allows collection of data from subjects by a computer or other type of electronic devices. Online measurements are electronic measurements in which data are collected via the internet. The third section of the book will consist of a chapter which will address final considerations about online measurements in organizational research. • Online Data Collection • Validity of Online Instruments • Reliability of Online Instruments • Sampling in Online Data Collection • Ethical Considerations in Online Measurements • Instrument #1 • Instrument #2 Types of online instruments include but are not limited to: • Organizational outcomes • Organizational effectiveness • Leaders’ characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes • Leadership styles • Followers’ characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes • Self-Efficacy • Autonomous Learners • Learning Organizations • Global Organizations Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 15, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 1, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. Important Dates March 31, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline April 15, 2009: Notification of Acceptance June 1, 2009: Full Chapter Submission September 1, 2009: Review Result Returned December 1, 2009: Final Chapter Submission Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to: Dr. Mihai C. Bocarnea Associate Professor; Program Director, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Regent University, School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship 1333 Regent University Drive, Suite 102; Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Tel.: 757-352-4726 • Fax: 757-352-4634 E-mail: mihaboc@regent.edu