Breaking Barriers With Qualitative Multi-Method Research for Engineering Studies: Pros, Cons and Issues!


  • João Reis CINAMIL - Centro de Investigação da Academia Militar
  • Marlene Amorim
  • Nuno Melão


Engineering, Systematic literature review, Multi-method approach, Development, Triangulation, Complementarity, Qualitative research


The purpose of this article is to investigate how contemporary studies about engineering are breaking down boundaries of knowledge. This study uses a systematic literature review to show how the application of qualitative multi-method approaches may offer reliable results and provide greater emphasis to the dimensions of development, triangulation and complementarity. The article offers new insights on the role of qualitative researches for the engineering domain, an area which has been largely unaddressed in the literature.

Biografias Autor

Marlene Amorim

Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, University of Aveiro

Nuno Melão

Department of Management, School of Technology and Management of Viseu, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu.