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Mock, T. J. 1972. A decision tree approach to the methodological decision process. The Accounting Review (October): 826-829. (JSTOR link).

Summary by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida

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The purpose of this paper is to present a methodological decision tree framework as a useful technique for planning and controlling a research strategy. Mock makes a distinction between methodology and research techniques and views research as a sequence of decisions involving methodological alternatives. An example of a decision tree is developed that leads to an accounting business game. An adaptation of this illustration is provided below.

Basic Research Methodological Decision Tree

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