Mixed methods use in project management research

Roslyn Cameron, Shankar Sankaran, Jeffery Scales

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Mixed methods research is increasingly being used in business and management disciplines, in spite of positivist traditions. The aim of the study is twofold: (1) to examine the types of mixed methods approaches being used, and (2) to determine the quality of the reporting of mixed methods studies published in the field of project management. A retrospective content analysis of articles from three ranked project management journals was undertaken for a sample period of 2004 to 2010. Our findings suggest the field of project management is in need of capacity building in relation to the good reporting of mixed methods studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-104
Number of pages15
JournalProject Management Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • mixed methods research
  • project management
  • research designs
  • research methods


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