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Addressing Research Design Problem in Mixed Methods Research

Published Online: 15 Mar 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 21 (2016) - Issue 1 (March 2016)
Page range: 62 - 66
Received: 01 Dec 2015
Accepted: 01 Feb 2016
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2450-5781
First Published
30 Mar 2017
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Alongside other disciplines in social sciences, management researchers use mixed methods research more and more in conduct of their scientific investigations. Mixed methods approach can also be used in the field of production engineering. In comparison with traditional quantitative and qualitative research methods, reasons behind increasing popularity of mixed research method in management science can be traced in different factors. First of all, any particular discipline in management can be theoretically related to it. Second is that concurrent approach of mixed research method to inductive and deductive research logic provides researchers with opportunity to generate theory and test hypothesis in one study simultaneously. In addition, it provides a better justification for chosen method of investigation and higher validity for obtained answers to research questions. Despite increasing popularity of mixed research methods among management scholars, there is still need for a comprehensive approach to research design typology and process in mixed research method from the perspective of management science. The authors in this paper try to explain fundamental principles of mixed research method, its typology and different steps in its design process.

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