The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods provides perspectives on topics relevant to research in the field of business and management
For general enquiries email
Click here to see other Scholarly Electronic Journals published by API
For a range of research text books on this and complimentary topics visit the Academic Bookshop
Information about The European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies is available here






Journal Issue
Volume 14 Issue 2 / Nov 2016  pp71‑167

Editor: Ann Brown

Download PDF (free)

EJBRM Volume 14 Issue 2, 2016  pp71‑71

Ann Brown

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Militating against data fabrication and falsification: A protocol of trias politica for business research  pp72‑82

Anthony Stacey

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Towards a Systematic Approach to Reviewing Literature for Interpreting Business and Management Research Results  pp83‑97

Kambidima Wotela

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Using World Café to Enhance Relationship‑building for the Purpose of Developing Trust in Emotional Intelligence Training Environments  pp98‑110

Lesley Gill et al

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Action Research: Intertwining three exploratory processes to meet the competing demands of rigour and relevance  pp111‑124

Gertjan Schuiling, Derk Jan Kiewiet

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Mixed Methods Research: Insights from Requirements Engineering  pp125‑134

Rozilawati Razali et al

Look inside Download PDF (free)


Requirements engineering (RE) combines technical and human aspects in software development. It covers the process of eliciting, analysing, specifying, validating and managing the requirements of software systems. RE needs to understand the people and the context within which specific actions and decisions take place. Hence, RE research opts for qualitative research. Quantitative approach is equally important in RE research nevertheless, as some studies may need to measure certain variables and confirming existing theories. Therefore, the adoption of mixed methods is viewed as an appealing alternative to fulfil the diverse needs of RE studies. The method offers the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to understand and overcome complex RE issues. This paper highlights some insights of adopting mixed methods in RE research. The discussion is based on experience of having two qualitative and one quantitative studies and integrating two mixed methods research designs. The insights generate several tentative facts about employing mixed methods in RE research, which covering the aspects of writing and publishing, research intention and motivation as well as understanding of accompanying methods. 


Keywords: Requirements engineering, mixed methods research, qualitative and quantitative methods


Share |
Making the Case for a Mixed Methods Design in a Bourdieusian Analysis of Family Firms  pp135‑146

Udeni Salmon

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Telling Tales: Storytelling as a Methodological Approach in Research  pp147‑156

Tara Rooney, Katrina Lawlor, Eddie Rohan

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Innovative Methodologies in Qualitative Research: Social Media Window for Accessing Organisational Elites for interviews  pp157‑167

Efrider Maramwidze-Merrison

Look inside Download PDF (free)