methodological pluralism

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methodological pluralism

the doctrine that, rather than slavish attachment to a limited number of scientific or research methods, a proliferation of methodologies and theories often pays off- See FEYERABEND.
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A critique of statistical modelling in management science from a critical realist perspective: Its role within multimethodology. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 57(2), 202-219.
Keywords: Sexual Behavior, Reproductive Health, HIV, Multimethodology Iran
The presented findings and results emerged through the use of a multimethodology (Brannen 2005, Mingers and Brocklesby 1997) that combined a grounded theory method approach (Allen 2003, Bryant and Charmaz 2011, Charmaz 2006, Haig 1995) with phenomenography (Allen-Collinson 2009, Casey 1987, Hockey and Allen-Collinson 2007, Markula and Denison 2000, Straus 1963), remix methods and interpretative ethnography (Markham 2004, Markham 2005, Markham 2006, Markham 2012) as well as visual methods (Banks 2006, Pink 2004, Pink 2011).
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Gill (Eds.), Multimethodology: The theory and practice of combining management science methodologies.
Conscious mind, forgetting mind: two approaches in multimethodology. Systems Practice and Action Research 11(6): 669-690.
(1997): "Multimethodology: Towards A Framework For Mixing Methodologies", Omega--The International Journal of Management Science, vol.
De Souza, Elza Maria, Intergenerational relationships as a means of promoting health and changing attitudes: a multimethodology study in Ceilandia, Distrito Federal, Brazil.
A constructivist theoretical approach was applied through a multimethodology integrating ethnographic and discourse analysis techniques.
* serious multimethodology, multiyear freedom-to-marry efforts under way in the most promising breakthrough states.
Multimethodology. A multimethod approach in which quantitative and qualitative methods are integrated creates the opportunity to generate new methods, assure rigor, and maximize the efficiency of new discovery.[6,32,33,47] Multimethod approaches allow testing of a priori hypotheses while creating new understanding.
There is growing experience of the use of multimethodology (which employs more than one quantitative and/or qualitative method or methodology in tackling some real-world problem) with the problem structuring phase (Mingers and Gill, 1997; Mingers and Rosenhead, 2001).