MSR Method for Speaking Truth to Power: Criterion-Predictors and Insight-based Critical Realism

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review


This study of Academy of Management research method examines the metascience of domains and discourse, situating the Management, Spirituality, and Religion Interest Group fields of inquiry within the Conference’s history of becoming, itself, the inclusive organization that is this year’s Conference theme. Criterion – predictor modelling is described within an insight-based critical realism understanding of engaged scholarship to help ground scholarship aimed at the common good of societies and cultures. A novel test of an epistemological theorem is presented to support the viability of the basic method. Extant research on spirituality and theology are reviewed to show how criterion outcomes present normative goals, which can be assessed in terms of empirically available predictor data. The discussion section concludes by noting MSR potential for the on-going assessment of social progress through use of appropriate research method.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th Annual Management, Spirituality, and Religion Retreat. MSR 2019 - Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, United States
Duration: 13 Aug 201916 Aug 2019
Conference number: 17
http://16th Annual Management, Spirituality, and Religion Retreat. MSR 2018


Conference17th Annual Management, Spirituality, and Religion Retreat. MSR 2019
LocationBoston Marriott Copley Place
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address

Cite this