Rebuttal - Special Collection: Open Science Practices - a vision for the future of SAJIP

On the future of South African Journal of Industrial Psychology

Frans Cilliers
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 45 | a1732 | DOI: | © 2019 Frans Cilliers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 August 2019 | Published: 12 December 2019

About the author(s)

Frans Cilliers, Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, College of Management and Economic Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa


Problemification: Quantitative, qualitative and mixed method research all have a place in industrial and organisational psychology (IOP) research. Sometimes, the impression that is created is that the one is favoured over the other in the manner in which arguments are formulated.

Implications: If an article suggests a strong preference for one specific research method, it creates a split in the sense of what good IOP research represents.

Purpose: The purpose is to create an awareness about how specific research methodologies are positioned in articles as if one is superior to another.

Recommendation: It is recommended that the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology (SAJIP) will remain unbiased towards this situation and maintain the necessary balance.


Complex statistical analysis; Quantitative; Qualitative; Competitive dynamic; Inclusion or exclusion dynamic; Complexity of the human psyche


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