Mixed Methods Research in Project Management
The aim of this chapter is to provide doctoral students with a broad-brush view of mixed methods research (MMR) and to place MMR historically and paradigmatically against the paradigm wars of the 1970s. This will provide an historical context for MMR’s growing popularity and utility across many disciplines and fields of inquiry. The chapter defines MMR and provides a discussion on the paradigmatic stances, designs, typologies and notation systems of MMR. It reviews MMR prevalence studies and the purposes for utilising a MMR study before advising on the reporting of MMR studies. The chapter includes tips for supervisors and researchers/students and exercises to assist those new to MMR in a practical and applied sense.